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Epitonium (Gyroscala)

Gastropoda - Epitoniidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1887Gyroscala de Boury p. 46
1937Epitonium (Gyroscala) Durham p. 485
1948Epitonium (Gyroscala) Gardner p. 208
1970Epitonium (Gyroscala) Addicott p. 55
1972Epitonium (Gyroscala) Ladd p. 51
1986Epitonium (Gyroscala) Kensley and Pether p. 169
1995Cirsotrema (Gyroscala) Pacaud and Le Renard
2001Epitonium (Gyroscala) Todd
2002Gyroscala Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
Ptenoglossa(Gray 1853)
superfamilyEpitonioidea(Berry 1910)
familyEpitoniidaeBerry 1910
genusEpitoniumBolten 1798
subgenusGyroscala(de Boury 1887)

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 of medium size, rather thin; sutures moderately deep, whorls convex; ornamented by thin varices continuous from whorl to whorl; no spiral sculpture; basal disk present, limited by a peripheral keel; aperture ovate; inner lip very thin; auricle fairly prominent. Living in Caribbean and Oceanica.