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Mitromorphidae

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Mitromorphidae

Taxonomy
Mitromorphinae was named by Casey (1904). It is extant.

It was reranked as the family Mitromorphidae by Bouchet et al. (2011).

It was assigned to Turridae by Beu et al. (1990); and to Conoidea by Bouchet et al. (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1904Mitromorphinae Casey
1990Mitromorphinae Beu et al. pp. 417, 419
2011Mitromorphidae Bouchet et al. p. 279

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyConoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyMitromorphidae(Casey 1904)
familyMitromorphidae(Casey 1904)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
P. Bouchet et al. 2011Shell small- to medium-sized, 3–30 mm, usually 5–10 mm high, biconic, of mitriform shape. Sculpture rather smooth, with dominant spiral elements. Aperture narrow, with or without 1–3 columellar pleats, sometimes with denticles within. Siphonal canal short or indistinct. Anal sinus from indistinct to rather shallow indentation on weakly pronounced subsutural ramp. Protoconch multispiral or paucispiral, up to 4.5 smooth whorls. No operculum. Radula of hypodermic, marginal, relatively short, awlshaped teeth with large swollen solid basal part (Fig. 6). Distinct ligaments present, short. Tooth canal opening subterminally or laterally. At their tip, teeth can have a weak barb (Fig. 6C).