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Temporal range: Middle Paleocene to Recent, 42.6–0.0 Ma
Austrofusus glans.JPG
A dorsal view of a shell of Austrofusus glans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda

Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Buccinidae
Genus: Austrofusus
Kobelt, 1879 [1]

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  • Neocola Finlay, 1926
  • (Neocola) Austrofusus Finlay, 1926
  • Aethocola Gray, 1843

Austrofusus is a genus of medium-sized sea snails or whelks, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks.


Two extant species Austrofusus glans and A. chathamensis are endemic to New Zealand waters,[1] but most species are extinct and there is an abundant fossil record within the country.[2]


Species within the genus Austrofusus include:

Species brought into synonymy

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  1. ^ a b c Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad Beu, A.G. and Maxwell, P.A. 1990. Cenozoic Mollusca of New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin, 58.

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