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Clathrus

Gastropoda - Epitoniidae

Taxonomy
Clathrus was named by Oken (1815) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo R]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Scala (Clathrus) by Vredenburg (1928) and Mandic et al. (2002); it was reranked as Epitonium (Clathrus) by Durham (1937), Gardner (1947), Gardner (1948) and Ladd (1972).

It was assigned to Gastropoda by Oken (1815); to Epitonium by Durham (1937), Gardner (1947), Gardner (1948) and Ladd (1972); to Scala by Vredenburg (1928) and Mandic et al. (2002); to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Epitoniidae by Brown and Neville (2015).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1815Clathrus Oken p. 36
1815Chlathrus Oken p. 256
1928Scala (Clathrus) Vredenburg p. 401
1937Epitonium (Clathrus) Durham p. 485
1947Epitonium (Clathrus) Gardner p. 577
1948Epitonium (Clathrus) Gardner p. 208
1972Epitonium (Clathrus) Ladd p. 51
2002Scala (Clathrus) Mandic et al. p. 300
2002Clathrus Sepkoski, Jr.
2015Clathrus Brown and Neville p. 21

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
RankNameAuthor
phylumMollusca
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
Ptenoglossa(Gray 1853)
superfamilyEpitonioidea(Berry 1910)
familyEpitoniidaeBerry 1910
genusClathrusOken 1815

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
J. W. Durham 1937Shell of medium size, thin; sutures deep, whorls well rounded, non-umbilicate; axial varices prominent, usually reflexed, continuous from whorl to whorl, united at sutures; no spiral sculpture, basal disk or keel; aperture ovate, a small anterior notched auricle; peristome continuous, outer lip thickened by last varix. Living in Mediterranean, Atlantic, and Pacific oceans, in temperate and warm waters (Cossmann, 1912).