Neptunea angulata

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Neptunea angulata
Neptunea angulata.jpg
Drawing of a shell of Neptunea angulata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Buccinidae
Genus: Neptunea
Species: N. angulata
Binomial name
Neptunea angulata
(Wood, 1848)

Neptunea angulata is an extinct species of large fossil sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Buccinidae.

There is some confusion concerning the nomenclature (the naming) of this extinct taxon. The species was formerly known as Neptunea contraria. This is, however, the name of a modern extant species, and therefore the two names are not synonyms. This has been clarified by Nelson & Pain, 1986.[1]

Shells of Neptunea angulata



  1. ^ Nelson, C.M. & Pain, T. (1986) Linnaeus' Neptunea (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 88: 291-305.