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Beringius kenicottii shell.jpg
Apertural view of the shell of Beringius kenicottii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda

Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Buccinidae
Subfamily: Beringiinae
Genus: Beringius
Dall, 1879[1]

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

Beringius is the type genus of the subfamily Beringiinae.


According to the World Register of Marine Species the following species with valid names are included within the genus Beringius : [2]


  1. ^ Dall W. H. (1879) Sci. Res. Explor. Alaska (Buccin.), expl. pl. 2, fig. 1.
  2. ^ WoRMS : Prosipho;accessed : 29 August 2010