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Awateria crossei 001.jpg
Original drawing of a shell of Awateria crossei
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Borsoniidae
Genus: Awateria
Suter, 1917
Type species
Awateria streptophora
Suter, 1917

Awateria is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Borsoniidae.[1] Most species in this genus have become extinct.


In general shape and sculpture the type of this genus is reminiscent of Arcularia Link, 1807 (synonym of Nassarius Duméril, 1805), the protoconch is comparatively large. The fasciole runs between the wreath of subsutural nodules and the upright ribs. The canal is short, wide, and effuse. From Epideira Hedley, 1918, to which, it seems to be related, the larger protoconch, few and rapidly increasing whorls, the subcylindrical form and the shallow sinus of Awateria readily distinguish it.[2]


Species within the genus Awateria include:

Species brought into synonymy


  1. ^ Rosenberg, G.; Bouchet, P. (2012). Awateria. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-06-28
  2. ^ Records of the Australian Museum 13 (1922)
  • Suter, New Zealand Geological Survey, Pal. Bull. No. 5, Pt. I., 1917

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