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]
  • Eburna (Babylonia) Schlüter, 1838
  • Galanthis Gistel, 1848
  • 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:

  • Babylonia habei Altena & Gittenberger, 1981: synonym of Babylonia formosae habei Altena & Gittenberger, 1981
  • Babylonia hongkongensis Lai & Guo, 2010: synonym of Babylonia spirata (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Babylonia lani Gittenberger & Goud, 2003: synonym of Babylonia areolata (Link, 1807)
  • Babylonia magnifica Fraussen & Stratmann, 2005:[5] synonym of Babylonia areolata (Link, 1807)
  • Babylonia pallida Kira, 1959: synonym of Babylonia kirana Habe, 1965
  • Babylonia pallida Hirase, 1934: synonym of Babylonia kirana Habe, 1965
  • Babylonia papillaris (G.B. Sowerby I, 1825) is a synonym of Zemiropsis papillaris (G.B. Sowerby I, 1825)* Babylonia perforata pieroangelai Cossigniani, 2008 - synonym: Babylonia pieroangelai Cossignani, 2008[6]
  • Babylonia pintado Kilburn, 1971 is a synonym of Zemiropsis pintado (Kilburn, 1971)
  • Babylonia pulchrelineata Kilburn, 1973 is a synonym of Zemiropsis pulchrelineata (Kilburn, 1973)
  • Babylonia rosadoi Bozzetti, 1998[7] is a synonym of Zemiropsis rosadoi (Bozzetti, 1998)
  • Babylonia tesselata (Swainson, 1823) - synonym of Babylonia areolata (Link, 1807)


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