Zelippistes

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Zelippistes
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Zelippistes

Finlay, 1927 [1]
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Zelippistes is a genus of small sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Capulidae, the cap snails. This genus was previously placed in the family Trichotropidae.

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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Species

Species within the genus Zelippistes include:

Zelippistes benhami is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Capulidae, the cap snails.

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References

  1. Finlay H. J. (1927). Trans. N. Zealand Inst.57: 396.

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