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Dircella

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae

Taxonomy
Dircella was named by Sohl (1960) [Sepkoski's age data: K Maes-l].

It was assigned to Potamididae by Sohl (1960); and to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1960Dircella Sohl p. 80
2002Dircella 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)
familyPotamididaeAdams and Adams 1854
genusDircellaSohl 1960

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
N. F. Sohl 1960Medium to large elongate turriculate shells with impressed sutures and a sculpture of strong axial costae and broad spiral ribbons; base bordered by an angulation on early whorls but well rounded on body; aperture subovate, subangulate posteriorly and well rounded anteriorly; inner lip broadly excavated; callus spread over a resorbed surface.