Pedicularia

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Pedicularia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha

Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Pediculariidae
Genus: Pedicularia
Swainson, 1840[1]
Type species
Pedicularia sicula Swainson, 1840
Species

See text

Synonyms[2]
  • Pediculariella Thiele, 1925
  • Thyreus Philippi, 1844

Pedicularia is a genus of small predatory or ectoparasitic sea snails, cowry-like marine gastropod molluscs in the family Pediculariidae, the cowry allies. [2]

In Peducularia sicula, the protoconch protrudes.[3]

These snails live on and feed on certain corals.

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Pedicularia include:

Species brought into synonymy
  • Pedicularia albida Dall, 1881: synonym of Pedicularia decussata Gould, 1855
  • Pedicularia bonfigliolii Cossignani, 2006: synonym of Pedicularia decussata Gould, 1855
  • Pedicularia deshayesiana G. Seguenza, 1865: synonym of Pedicularia sicula Swainson, 1840
  • Pedicularia ovuliformis Berry, 1946: synonym of Pedicularia californica Newcomb, 1864
  • Pedicularia tibia Simone, 2005: synonym of Pedicularia decussata Gould, 1855

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swainson W. J. (1840). Treat. Malacol.: 242, 244, 357.
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2012). Pedicularia Swainson, 1840. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138304 on 2012-08-12
  3. ^ (in French) Dolin L. & Ledon D. (2002). "Nouveaux taxons et discussion de la systématique des genres correspondants d’Ovulidae (Mollusca, Caenogastropoda) de l’Éocène inférieur de Gan, France)". Geodiversitas 24(2): 329-347.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i WoRMS (2009). Pedicularia Swainson, 1840. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138304 on 2010-05-24
  • 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
  • Rolán E., 2005. Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago. Part 1, Polyplacophora and Gastropoda.
  • Lorenz F. & Fehse D. (2009) The living Ovulidae. A manual of the families of allied cowries: Ovulidae, Pediculariidae and Eocypraeidae. Hackenheim: Conchbooks.

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