Lunella

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Lunella
Lunella granulata 002.jpg
Two shells of Lunella granulata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Turbinidae
Genus: Lunella
Röding, 1798
Type species
Turbo versicolor Gmelin, 1791
Synonyms[1]
  • Lunella (Lunella) Röding, 1798
  • Lunella (Ninella) Gray, 1850
  • Lunella (Subninella) Thiele, 1929
  • Turbo (Lunella) Röding, 1798 (rank change)

Lunella is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Turbinidae, the turban snails.[1]

The Australian Faunal Directory classifies Lunella as Turbo (Lunella) Röding, 1798 [2]

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Lunella include:

References[edit]

  • Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp.
  • Williams, S.T. (2007). Origins and diversification of Indo-West Pacific marine fauna: evolutionary history and biogeography of turban shells (Gastropoda, Turbinidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2007, 92, 573–592

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