Tiarella (gastropod)

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Tiarella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked):clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Mitridae
Genus:Tiarella
Swainson, 1840
Type species
Voluta papalisLinnaeus, 1758

Tiarella is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Mitridae. [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".

Contents

This genus has become a synonym of Mitra [2]

Species

Species within the genus Tiarella include:

Mitra deprofundis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mitridae, the miters or miter snails.

<i>Mitra papalis</i> species of mollusc

Mitra papalis, common name the Papal/Pontifical Mitre, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mitridae, the miters.

<i>Pterygia scabricula</i> species of mollusc

Pterygia scabricula is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mitridae, the miters or miter snails.

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<i>Volva</i> (gastropod) genus of molluscs

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Mitridae family of molluscs

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<i>Mitra</i> (gastropod) genus of molluscs

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<i>Crepidula</i> genus of molluscs

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<i>Pugilina</i> genus of molluscs

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<i>Scabricola</i> genus of molluscs

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References

  1. Bouchet, P. (2017). Tiarella Swainson, 1840. In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=934621 on 2017-05-15
  2. MolluscaBase (2018). Tiarella Swainson, 1840. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=934621 on 2018-03-04