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Boggsia

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Melanopsidae

Taxonomy
Boggsia was named by Olsson (1929) [Sepkoski's age data: T Than Sepkoski's reference number: 914].

It was assigned to Melanopsidae by Squires and Saul (1997); and to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1929Boggsia Olsson p. 78
1997Boggsia Squires and Saul p. 195
2002Boggsia Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
RankNameAuthor
phylumMollusca
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
orderSorbeoconchaPonder and Lindberg 1997
superfamilyCerithioidea(FĂ©russac 1819)
familyMelanopsidae(Adams and Adams 1854)
genusBoggsiaOlsson 1929

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
R. L. Squires and L. R. Saul 1997Shell melanoid to sub-turritelloid, subulate, with numerous convex to subangulated whorls; sutures distinct, strongly oblique or descending; early whorls smooth or finely sculptured with revolving spirals; later whorls smooth; growth lines oblique but not sinuous; aperture subovate, Littorina-like in shape and with a thin outer lip