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Westerna

Gastropoda - Euomphalina - Palaeotrochidae

Taxonomy
Westerna was named by Webster (1905) [Sepkoski's age data: D Fras-u Sepkoski's reference number: 362]. It is not extant. Its type is Loxonema gigantea.

It was corrected as Westernia by Fenton and Fenton (1924).

It was assigned to Trochidae by Webster (1905); to Gastropoda by Fenton and Fenton (1924); to Palaeotrochidae by Knight et al. (1960); to Subulitidae by Krawczyński (2002); and to Archaeogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1905Westerna Webster p. 54
1924Westernia Fenton and Fenton p. 186
1960Westerna Knight et al. p. 302
2002Westerna Krawczyński
2002Westerna Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassEogastropoda
orderEuomphalina
superfamilyPalaeotrochoidea()
familyPalaeotrochidae
genusWesternaWebster 1905

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
No diagnoses are available