Babylonia (gastropod)

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Apical view of a shell of Babylonia areolata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Babyloniidae
Genus: Babylonia
Schlüter, 1838[1]
  • Latrunculus Gray, 1847 (Objective synonym, with the same type species)
  • Peridipsaccus Rovereto, 1900

Babylonia is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Babyloniidae.[2]


According to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), the following species with valid names are included within the genus Babylonia:[3]

Two live but retracted individuals of Babylonia japonica
A shell of Babylonia spirata

Species within the genus Babylonia that have become synonyms:


External links[edit]

  • Altena C. O. van Regteren & Gittenberger E. (1981). "The genus Babylonia (Prosobranchia: Buccinidae)". Zoologische Verhandelingen 188: 1-57, + 11 pls. PDF.
  • Gittenberger E. & Goud J. (2003). "The genus Babylonia revisited (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Buccinidae)". Zoologische Verhandelingen 345: 151-162. PDF