Aeneator (gastropod)

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Temporal range: Late Miocene to Recent, 11.04–0.0 Ma
Aeneator marshalli separabilis (underside).JPG
An apertural view of a shell of Aeneator marshalli separabilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda

Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Buccinidae
Genus: Aeneator
Finlay, 1927[1]
Type species
Verconella marshalli Murdoch, 1924

See text.

  • Aenator [sic] (misspelling)
  • Aeneator (Aeneator) Finlay, 1926 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Aeneator (Ellicea) Finlay, 1928 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Ellicea Finlay, 1928

Aeneator is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks.


Most extant species of Aeneator are found around New Zealand,[2] Chile,[3] and Antarctica.[4] Numerous fossil species are also described from New Zealand.[5] Large shells and fossils of Aeneator can sometimes be confused with those of Penion.[5]


Species in the genus Aeneator include:

Species brought into synonymy


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