Phasianotrochus

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Phasianotrochus
Phasianotrochus bellulus 001.jpg
Dorsal view of a shell of Phasianotrochus bellulus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Trochidae
Genus: Phasianotrochus
Fischer, 1885 [1]
Type species
Cantharidus badius Wood, 1828
Synonyms

Elenchus H. and A. Adams not Elenchus (Humph.) Swainson

Phasianotrochus is a genus of sea snails. They are marine gastropod molluscs in the family Trochidae, the top snails.[2]

Description[edit]

The elongated, ovate-pointed shell is thick, solid, polished. The ovate aperture is longer than broad. The columella is arcuate, bearing usually a tooth-like projection in the middle.[3]

Distribution[edit]

These marine snails are endemic to Australia and can be found off the coast of New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.

Species[edit]

Phasianotrochus bellulus, apertural view

According to the Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database, the following species with names in current use are included within the genus Phasianotrochus[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fischer, 1885, Manuel de conchyliologie et de paléontologie conchyliologique, (9): 819
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. (2012). Phasianotrochus P. Fischer, 1885. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=512284 on 2012-12-01
  3. ^ Tryon (1889), Manual of Conchology XI, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia
  4. ^ OBIS : Phasianotrochus
  • Cotton, B.C., 1959. South Australian Mollusca. Archaeogastropoda (page 104), South Australian Government Printer, Adelaide.
  • Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F., 1962, A reference list of the marine Mollusca of New South Wales. Mem. Aust. Mus., 11:0-0
  • Ludbrook, N.H., 1956, The molluscan fauna of the Pliocene strata underlying the Adelaide Plains. Part III � Scaphopoda, Polyplacophora, Gastropoda (Haliotidae to Tornidae), Trans. R. Soc. SA, 79:0-0

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