Thysanodonta

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Thysanodonta
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Shell of Thysanodonta diadema
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked):clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Calliostomatidae
Subfamily: Thysanodontinae
Genus:Thysanodonta
Marshall, 1988
Type species
Thysanodonta aucklandicaMarshall, B.A., 1988

Thysanodonta is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Calliostomatidae. [1]

A genus is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name forms the first part of the binomial species name for each species within the genus.

Sea snail common name for snails that normally live in saltwater

Sea snail is a common name for snails that normally live in salt water, in other words marine gastropods. The taxonomic class Gastropoda also includes snails that live in other habitats, such as land snails and freshwater snails. Many species of sea snails are edible and exploited as food sources by humans.

Family is one of the eight major hierarcical taxonomic ranks in Linnaean taxonomy; it is classified between order and genus. A family may be divided into subfamilies, which are intermediate ranks between the ranks of family and genus. The official family names are Latin in origin; however, popular names are often used: for example, walnut trees and hickory trees belong to the family Juglandaceae, but that family is commonly referred to as being the "walnut family".

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Distribution

Species of this marine genus can be found off New Zealand and New Caledonia.

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New Caledonia overseas territory of France in the southwest Pacific Ocean

New Caledonia is a special collectivity of France in the southwest Pacific Ocean, located to the south of Vanuatu, about 1,210 km (750 mi) east of Australia and 20,000 km (12,000 mi) from Metropolitan France. The archipelago, part of the Melanesia subregion, includes the main island of Grande Terre, the Loyalty Islands, the Chesterfield Islands, the Belep archipelago, the Isle of Pines, and a few remote islets. The Chesterfield Islands are in the Coral Sea. Locals refer to Grande Terre as Le Caillou.

Species

Species within the genus Thysanodonta include:

Thysanodonta aucklandica is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Calliostomatidae.

Thysanodonta boucheti is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Calliostomatidae.

Thysanodonta cassis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Calliostomatidae.

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