Cerithium

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Cerithium
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous–Recent
Cerithium echinatum.shell001.jpg
Two views of a shell of Cerithium echinatum, the "spiny creeper"
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

clade Sorbeoconcha

Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Cerithiidae
Subfamily: Cerithiinae
Genus: Cerithium
Bruguière, 1789[1]
Synonyms
  • Bayericerithium Petuch, 2001
  • Cerithium (Conocerithium) Sacco, 1895
  • Cerithium (Contumax) Hedley, 1899
  • Cerithium (Ischnocerithium) Thiele, 1929
  • Cerithium (Pithocerithium) Sacco, 1895
  • Cerithium (Ptychocerithium) Sacco, 1895
  • Cerithium (Thericium) Monterosato, 1890
  • Gourmya (Gladiocerithium) Monterosato, 1910
  • Semivertagus Cossman
  • Thericium Monterosato
  • Conocerithium Sacco, 1895
  • Tiaracerithium Sacco, 1895
  • Contumax Hedley, 1899
  • Ischnocerithium Thiele, 1929

Cerithium is a genus of small to medium-sized sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cerithiidae, the ceriths.[2]

The genus is known from the Cretaceous to the Recent periods.[3]

Species[edit]

50 second video of snails (most likely Natica chemnitzi and Cerithium muscarum) feeding on the sea floor in the Sea of Cortez, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

Species within this genus include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bruguière (1789). Ency. Méth. (Vers) 1(2): xv, 546.
  2. ^ Gofas, S. (2011). Cerithium Bruguière, 1789. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137760 on 2011-10-07
  3. ^ (in Czech) Pek I., Vašíček Z., Roček Z., Hajn. V. & Mikuláš R.: Základy zoopaleontologie. - Olomouc, 1996. 264 pp., ISBN 80-7067-599-3.
  4. ^ van Gemert, L. J. (2012). A new Cerithium from the Philippines (Gastropoda: Cerithiidae). Visaya 3 (5): 11-14.

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