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Araeodactylus

Gastropoda - Aporrhaidae

Taxonomy
Araeodactylus was named by Harris and Burrows (1891) [Sepkoski's age data: T Than]. Its type is Ischnodactylus plateaui.

It was assigned to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Aporrhaidae by Pacaud and Le Renard (1995) and Bandel (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1891Araeodactylus Harris and Burrows
1995Araeodactylus Pacaud and Le Renard
2002Araeodactylus Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Araeodactylus Bandel p. 116

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderHypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
infraorderLittorinimorphaGolikov and Starobogtov 1975
superfamilyStromboidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyAporrhaidaeGray 1850
genusAraeodactylusHarris and Burrows 1891

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
K. Bandel 2007The slender shell with narrow spire has its body whorl with a long straight spine-like siphon. With about 90° to it and the axis of coiling, a spine is attached to the outer lip with gutter like shape. A second spine points backwards and is fully attached to the spire continuing to the apex. The spire consists of more than ten whorls with ornament of spiral ribs of which a median one forms a corner.