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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Planaxidae
Subfamily: Fossarinae
Genus: Fossarus
Philippi, 1841[1]
Type species
Fossarus adansoni Philippi, 1841
  • Fossar Gray, 1847 (invalid: unjustified emendation of Fossarus)
  • Maravignia Aradas & Maggiore, 1844

Fossarus is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Planaxidae.[2]


Species within the genus Fossarus include:

Species brought into synonymy


  • Warén A. & Bouchet P. (1988) A new species of Vanikoridae from the western Mediterranean, with remarks on the Northeast Atlantic species of the family. Bollettino Malacologico 24(5-8): 73-100
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213

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