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Columbarium wormaldi.JPG
A shell of Columbarium wormaldi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Turbinellidae
Gray, 1854

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Turbinellidae are a family of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Neogastropoda.


Species in this family are found worldwide, mostly in tropical shallow waters but some in deep waters.


Genera brought into synonymy 
  • Buccinella Perry, 1811 : synonym of Turbinella Lamarck, 1799
  • Cynodonta Schumacher, 1817 : synonym of Vasum Röding, 1798
  • Surculina Dall, 1908: synonym of Exilia Conrad, 1860
  • Tudicula H. Adams & A. Adams, 1864 : synonym of Tudivasum Rosenberg & Petit, 1987


  • Costello, M.J.; Emblow, C.; White, R. (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. Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle: Paris, France. ISBN 2-85653-538-0. 463 pp.

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