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page(s): 320; note: Right above AMPULLARIA acuta, in small font. [details]
(of Lunatia Gray, 1847) Gray, J. E. (1847). A list of the genera of recent Mollusca, their synonyma and types. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> (1847) 15: 129-219. [November 1847]., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12862913
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Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. <em>Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 180-213., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/ocrd/254404.pdf [details]
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page(s): 429 [details]
Huelsken T., Tapken D., Dahlmann T., Wägele H., Riginos C. & Hollmann M. (2012) Systematics and phylogenetic species delimitation within <i>Polinices s.l.</i> (Caenogastropoda: Naticidae) based on molecular data and shell morphology. <i>Organisms, Diversity & Evolution</i> 12: 349-375. , available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s13127-012-0111-5 [details]
Present Inaccurate Introduced: alien Containing type locality
From editor or global species database
Taxonomy Torigoe & Inaba (2011) provided a rather arbitrary assignment of species to respectively Euspira and Lunatia and this has been at one time uploaded in the WoRMS classification. However this is not based on any in-depth phylogenetic analysis and has proved inconsistent when some closely related European species (e.g. Euspira guillemini, E. macilenta) were then not congeneric.
Until a substantiated phylogenetic hypothesis is published for the group, Lunatia is here considered a junior subjective synonym of Euspira and all the species accepted under Euspira, following in this Marincovich (1977), Kabat (1991) and the Malacolog database. [details]