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Epitonium

Gastropoda - Epitoniidae

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1798Epitonium Bolten
1928Epitonium Nagao p. 91
1937Epitonium Durham p. 485
1944Epitonium Durham p. 156
1948Epitonium Gardner p. 169
1957Epitonium Rivera p. 173
1960Epitonium MacNeil p. 44
1970Epitonium Addicott p. 54
1972Epitonium Ladd p. 51
1980Epitonium Hickman p. 26
1982Epitonium Ladd p. 33
1984Epitonium Moore p. 10
1987Epitonium Ward and Blackwelder p. 131
1992Epitonium Squires and Demetrion p. 30
1993Epitonium Dockery p. 84
1993Epitonium Wilson p. 275
1995Epitonium Frassinetti and Covacevich p. 56
2001Epitonium Todd
2001Epitonium Wienrich p. 454
2002Epitonium Harzhauser p. 93
2002Epitonium Sepkoski, Jr.
2008Epitonium Nielson and Valdovinos p. 207

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
RankNameAuthor
phylumMollusca
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
Ptenoglossa(Gray 1853)
superfamilyEpitonioidea(Berry 1910)
familyEpitoniidaeBerry 1910
genusEpitoniumBolten 1798

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 turreted, porcellaneous and usually rather thin; whorls loosely or closely appressed; convex; with axial varices; aperture entire, usually ovate, slightly oblique, thickened by last varix; auricle present; spiral ribs present or none; umbilicus open or closed.