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Confusiscala

Gastropoda - Epitoniidae

Taxonomy
Confusiscala was named by de Boury (1909) [Sepkoski's age data: K Nc K Maes-u Sepkoski's reference number: 790].

It was reranked as Opalia (Confusiscala) by Durham (1937).

It was assigned to Opalia by Durham (1937); to Acirsinae by Kase (1984); to Epitoniidae by Saul and Popenoe (1993); and to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1909Confusiscala de Boury
1937Opalia (Confusiscala) Durham p. 503
1984Confusiscala Kase p. 165
1993Confusiscala Saul and Popenoe p. 358
2002Confusiscala Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
RankNameAuthor
phylumMollusca
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
Ptenoglossa(Gray 1853)
superfamilyEpitonioidea(Berry 1910)
familyEpitoniidaeBerry 1910
genusConfusiscalade Boury 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
J. W. Durham 1937Shell large; whorls convex, sutures moderately deep; axial ribs prominent; varix-like, not passing regularly fromwhorl to whorl and not extending on to basal disk; fairly prominent spiral ribs crossing axial ribs; basal disk with fine spiral ribs and peripheral keel; aperture nearly circular, inner lip thin; a small anterior auricle present.