Eulithidium

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Eulithidium
Eulithidium thalassicola 001.jpg
Eulithidium thalassicola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Phasianelloidea
Family: Phasianellidae
Genus: Eulithidium
Pilsbry, 1898
Synonyms

Eucosmia Carpenter, 1864, non Stephens, 1831 (replacement name)

Eulithidium is a genus of small colorful sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Phasianellidae, the pheasant shells.[1]

Several species in this genus were originally placed in the genus Eucosmia. However, the name Eucosmia was pre-occupied in zoology for a group of moths established by Stephens in 1829. The molluscan Eucosmia was therefore called Eulithidium to distinguish it from the group of Lepidoptera.[2]

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Eulithidium include:

Eulithidium affine
Eulithidium bellum

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