Colus

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This article is about the genus of sea snails. For the genus of fungi, see Colus (fungus).
Colus
Temporal range: 66.043–0.0 Ma
Colus islandicus 001.jpg
Two shells of Colus islandicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Buccinidae
Genus: Colus
Röding, 1798
Type species
Murex islandicus Mohr, 1786
Synonyms[1]
  • Chrysodomus (Sipho) Mörch, 1852
  • Fusus (Sipho) Mörch, 1852
  • Neptunea (Sipho) Mörch, 1852
  • Neptunea (Siphonorbis) Mörch, 1869
  • Sipho Mörch, 1852
  • Siphonorbis Mörch, 1869
  • Tritonofusus Beck, 1847

Colus (lat. colus, distaff) is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

The name Colus is not available from Humphrey, 1797 (published in a work placed on the Official Index). Most recent authors use the name Colus Röding, 1798 for the genus instead of Sipho Bruguière, 1792. Iredale (1919b) mentioned: "This name cannot be defended by anyone" and was rejected by the ICZN (Op. 21). Also Tritonofusus Beck, 1874 cannot be used because of the rules of priority.

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Colus include:[1]

Names brought into synonymy
Species represented in the fossil record
  • Colus altus
  • Colus gracilis
  • Colus hollboelli
  • Colus islandicus
  • Colus pygmaeus
  • Colus stimpsoni

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Colus Röding, 1798.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 29 August 2010.
  • Bouchet P. & Warén A. (1985). Revision of the Northeast Atlantic bathyal and abyssal Neogastropoda excluding Turridae (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Bollettino Malacologico Suppl. 1: 121-296

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