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Cimoliocentrum

Gastropoda - Purpurinidae

Taxonomy
Cimoliocentrum was named by Cossmann (1909) [Sepkoski's age data: K Barr]. Its type is Centrogonia cureti.

It was assigned to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Purpurinidae by Guzhov (2004).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1899Centrogonia Cossmann p. 5
1909Cimoliocentrum Cossmann p. 2
2002Cimoliocentrum Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Cimoliocentrum Guzhov p. S507

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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
superfamilyLittorinoidea(Gray 1840)
familyPurpurinidaeZittel 1895
genusCimoliocentrumCossmann 1909

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
A. V. Guzhov 2004Shell medium-sized, conical or turriculate, rarely, barrel-shaped, with thick walls and straight generating line. Whorls nongradate, flattened. Suture ranging from deep and angular to very shallow. Usually, whorls with few folds, aligned in regular rows, so that shell is pentahedral pyramid shaped. Rarely, whorls ornamented by coarse ribs. Spinelike tubercles formed at intersections of folds and ribs. Last whorl unknown. Shell base high, widely conical, convex. Aperture circular. Two or, rarely, one columellar fold runs inside whorls. Single internal fold present in middle of outer lip. Type species only has paired callosities on columellar side of aperture.