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Temporal range: Paleocene - Pliocene
Clavilithes noae 01.JPG
Clavilithes noae (Lamarck, 1803)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Fasciolariidae
Genus: Clavilithes
Swainson, 1840[1]
Type species
Fusus noae, Lamarck, 1803

Clavilithes is an extinct genus of fossil sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Fasciolariidae, the tulip snails and spindle snails.

This genus lived from the Paleocene to Pliocene, in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.[2]


  1. ^ Swainson W. J. (1840). Treat. Malacol.: 77 (as Clavilithes p. 304).
  2. ^ Clavilithes in the Paleobiology Database

Further reading[edit]

  • Fossils (Smithsonian Handbooks) by David Ward (Page 129)