Charopa coma, copyright Dougal Townsend.

Belongs within: Punctoidea.

Charopa is an Australasian genus of small land snails whose shell bears a simple aperture of which the upper part is curved backwards as the general trend of the ribbing (Powell 1961).

<==Charopa Albers 1860 BR05
|  i. s.: C. longstaffae A27
|–C. (Charopa) P61
|    |–*C. (C.) coma (Gray 1843) BR17 [=Zonites coma BR17, Helix coma P61]
|    |    |–C. c. coma P61
|    |    `–C. c. globosa (Suter 1892) P61
|    |–C. (C.) anguicula (Reeve 1852) P61
|    |–C. (C.) benhami (Suter 1909) P61
|    |–C. (C.) bianca (Hutton 1883) P61
|    |    |–C. b. bianca P61
|    |    `–C. b. montana (Suter 1891) P61
|    |–C. (C.) chrysaugeia (Webster 1904) P61
|    |–C. (C.) montivaga Suter 1894 P61
|    |–C. (C.) multicostata (Murdoch 1897) P61
|    |–C. (C.) ochra (Webster 1904) P61
|    |–C. (C.) pseudocoma (Suter 1894) P61
|    `–C. (C.) titirangiensis (Suter 1896) P61
`–C. (Pseudegestula Dell 1954) P61
|–C. (*P.) transenna (Suter 1904) [=Endodonta (Charopa) transenna] P61
|    |–C. t. transenna P61
|    `–C. t. brookesi Dell 1954 P61
`–C. (P.) smithae Dell 1954 P61

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A27] Allan, R. S. 1927. The geology and palaeontology of the Lower Waihao Basin, south Canterbury, New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 265–309.

[BR05] Bouchet, P., & J.-P. Rocroi. 2005. Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia 47 (1–2): 1–397.

[BR17] Bouchet, P., J.-P. Rocroi, B. Hausdorf, A. Kaim, Y. Kano, A. Nützel, P. Parkhaev, M. Schrödl & E. E. Strong. 2017. Revised classification, nomenclator and typification of gastropod and monoplacophoran families. Malacologia 61 (1–2): 1–526.

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

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