Axymene traversi, copyright Andrew Spurgeon.
Belongs within: Muricidae.

Axymene is a New Zealand genus of murexes bearing a shell with strong coarse axial ribs and rather irregular spirals, and a pronounced canal (Finlay 1927).

<==Axymene Finlay 1927 RA75
|  i. s.: A. robustus (Finlay 1924) P61
|         A. teres Finlay 1930 P61
|–A. (Axymene) F27
|    |–*A. (A.) turbator Finlay 1927 [=Trophon (*A.) turbator] RA75
|    |–A. (A.) corticatus (Hutton 1873) F27, P61 [=Fusus corticatus F27, Trophon (Kalydon) corticatus F27]
|    |–A. (A.) murdochi (Marwick 1924) [=Trophon murdochi] F27
|    |–A. (A.) pumila (Suter 1899) [=Trophon ambiguus pumila; incl. Xymene robustus Finlay 1924] F27
|    |–A. (A.) traversi (Hutton 1873) [=Fusus traversi, Buccinulum lineatum traversi] F27
|    |    |–A. t. traversi P61
|    |    |–A. t. aucklandicus (Smith 1902) P61
|    |    |–A. t. convexus (Suter 1909) P61
|    |    `–A. t. erectus (Suter 1909) P61 [=Trophon (Kalydon) erectus F27]
|    `–A. (A.) waipipicola (Webster 1906) [=Trophon (Kalydon) waipipicola] F27
`–A. (Lenitrophon Finlay 1927) F27
`–A. (*L.) convexa (Suter 1909) [=Trophon (Kalydon) convexus] F27

*Type species of generic name indicated


[F27] Finlay, H. J. 1927. A further commentary on New Zealand molluscan systematics. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 320–485.

[P61] Powell, A. W. B. 1961. Shells of New Zealand: An illustrated handbook 4th ed. Whitcombe and Tombs Limited: Christchurch.

[RA75] Radwin, G. E., & A. D’Attilio. 1975. A catalogue of muricacean generic taxa. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 17 (20): 279–292.

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