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Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous to Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Volutomitridae
Genus: Volutomitra
H. & A. Adams, 1853
Type species
Volutomitra groenlandica groenlandica Beck, H.H. in Möller, H.P.C., 1842

See text

  • Compsomitra Marwick, 1942
  • Waimatea Finlay, 1873

Volutomitra is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Volutomitridae, the mitres, with global distribution.[1]


Species in the genus Volutomitra include:[2]

Species brought into synonymy 
  • Volutomitra alaskana Dall, 1902 : synonym of Volutomitra groenlandica (Beck in Möller, 1842)


  1. ^ a b WoRMS (2010). Volutomitra H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138662 on 2010-12-14
  2. ^ "Volutomitra". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.