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Goniocheila

Gastropoda - Aporrhaidae

Taxonomy
Drepanocheilus (Goniocheila) was named by Gabb (1868) [Sepkoski's age data: K Sn R]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Goniocheila by Roy (1994), Sepkoski (2002) and Bandel (2007).

It was assigned to Drepanocheilus by Gabb (1868) and Abbass (1967); to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Aporrhaidae by Roy (1994) and Bandel (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1868Drepanocheilus (Goniocheila) Gabb
1967Drepanocheilus (Goniocheila) Abbass p. 51
1994Goniocheila Roy p. 295
2002Goniocheila Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Goniocheila Bandel pp. 113 - 114

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderHypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
infraorderLittorinimorphaGolikov and Starobogtov 1975
superfamilyStromboidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyAporrhaidaeGray 1850
genusGoniocheila(Gabb 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.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
K. Bandel 2007The spire has nine whorls which are ornamented by rounded curved axial ribs and fine spiral lines. On the body whorl the axial ribs are swollen in the middle. The outer lip has triangular shape with a median point turned in posterior direction and the posterior canal attached to the spire (MACNEIL & DOCKERY, 1984: pl. 28, figs. 11 & 12). The shell is about 8–25 mm high.