Busycon contrarium

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Busycon contrarium
Busycon contrarium 01.JPG
Five views of one fossil shell of Busycon contrarium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Buccinidae
Subfamily: Busyconinae
Genus: Busycon
Species: B. contrarium
Binomial name
Busycon contrarium
(Conrad, 1840)

Busycon contrarium is a fossil snail species of the busycon whelks in the family Buccinidae. There has been some confusion about the correct taxonomy of this species, which has been confused with the extant species Busycon sinistrum Hollister, 1958, and Busycon perversum (Linnaeus, 1758)[1][2]


  1. ^ J. Wise, M. G. Harasewych, R. T. Dillon Jr. (2004). Population divergence in the sinistral whelks of North America, with special reference to the east Florida ecotone (PDF; 673 kB). Marine Biology 145, pp. 1167–1179.
  2. ^ Sartori, A. (2014). Busycon contrarium (Conrad, 1840). World Register of Marine Species. Accessed on 2014-06-06

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