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Gastropoda - Rostellariidae

Cyclomolops was named by Gabb (1868) [Sepkoski's age data: K Maes T Eo-m-l Sepkoski's reference number: 1074].

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1868Cyclomolops Gabb
1995Cyclomolops Pacaud and Le Renard
2002Cyclomolops Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Cyclomolops Bandel p. 132

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderHypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
infraorderLittorinimorphaGolikov and Starobogtov 1975
superfamilyStromboidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyRostellariidae(Gabb 1868)
subfamilyCalyptraphorinaeBandel 2007
genusCyclomolopsGabb 1868

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.

K. Bandel 2007The fusiform shell of the shape as in Ectinochilus is connected to a callus continuation of the inner and outer lip that runs to the top of the spire and covers it. The margins of the slit are formed by the upturned lamellar outer lip and a lamella-like continuation of the callus of the inner lip. The slit ends near the apex. The body whorl has fine spiral lines only on its anterior part. The outer lip with smooth and thickened margin continues without interruption from the short siphon to almost the apex. He callus of the inner lip forms a sheet that also covers the apex of the shell.