Cylichna cylindracea, copyright Kwansei Shell Database.

Belongs within: Cylichnidae.

Cylichna, the chalice bubble snails, is a genus of marine gastropods characterised by a cylindrical shell with a long aperture and simple columella. In life, the shell mostly sits behind the visible body which is covered by the large head shield.

Cylichna Lovén 1846BR05
|--*C. cylindracea (Pennant 1777)BR17 [=Bulla cylindraceaBR17; incl. C. attonsaC64]
|--C. acteonelliformis Kiel & Bandel 2001KB01
|--C. albaJ64
|--C. arachis (Quoy & Gaimard 1835) [=Bulla arachis]H09
|--C. atkinsoni Tenison Woods 1876TW76
|--C. bizona (Adams 1850) [=Bulla bizona]H09
|--C. bulloidea Dell 1956P61
|--C. concentrica (Adams 1850) [=Bulla concentrica]H09
|--C. conulusJ64
|--C. crispula Watson 1883H09
|--C. decussata (Adams 1850) [=Bulla decussata]H09
|--C. diegensisB56
|--C. doliaria Hedley 1907H09
|--C. dubiosa (Brazier 1877) [=Atys dubiosa]H09
|--C. enysiH86
|--C. exigua Tenison-Woods 1879F71
|--C. granosa (Brazier 1877) [=Mnestia granosa]H09
|--C. incommoda (Smith 1891) [=Bulla incommoda]D56
|--C. incultaC64
|--C. intermissa Sohl 1964TTE93
|--C. luticola [incl. C. carpenteri Hanl. 1858]C64
|--C. mamillataC64
|--C. nitidulaN79
|--C. palassoni (d’ARchiac 1854)TTE93
|--C. planata Carpenter 1864C64
|--C. pulchra (Brazier 1877) [=Atys pulchra]H09
|--C. recta Gabb 1860KBP02
|--C. sarsiiN79
|--C. secalina Schumard 1861TTE93
|--C. thetidis Hedley 1903P61
|--C. triticeaC64
|--C. umbilicataN79
`--C. zealandica Kirk 1880P61

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B56] Berry, S. S. 1956. Mollusca dredged by the Orca off the Santa Barbara Islands, California, in 1951. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 46 (5): 150–157.

[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.

[C64] Carpenter, P. P. 1864. Supplementary report on the present state of our knowledge with regard to the Mollusca of the west coast of North America. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 33: 517–686.

[D56] Dell, R. K. 1956. The archibenthal Mollusca of New Zealand. Dominion Museum Bulletin 18: 1–235.

[F71] Fletcher, H. O. 1971. Catalogue of type specimens of fossils in the Australian Museum, Sydney. Australian Museum Memoir 13: 1–167.

[H09] Hedley, C. 1909. The Marine Fauna of Queensland: Address by the President of Section D. Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science: Brisbane.

[H86] Hutton, F. W. 1886. The Mollusca of the Pareora and Oamaru systems of New Zealand. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (1): 205–237.

[J64] Jeffreys, J. G. 1864. Report of the committee appointed for exploring the coasts of Shetland by means of the dredge. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 33: 70–81.

[KB01] Kiel, S., & K. Bandel. 2001. About Heterostropha (Gastropoda) of the Campanian of Torallola, Spain. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 46 (3–4): 319–334.

[KBP02] Kiel, S., K. Bandel & M. del C. Perrilliat. 2002. New gastropods from the Maastrichtian of the Mexcala Formation in Guerrero, southern Mexico, part II: Archaeogastropoda, Neritimorpha and Heterostropha. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie—Abhandlungen 226 (3): 319–342.

[N79] Norman, A. M. 1879. The Mollusca of the fiords near Bergen, Norway. Journal of Conchology 2: 8–77.

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

[TW76] Tenison Woods, J. E. 1876. Description of new Tasmanian shells. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 1875: 134–162.

[TTE93] Tracey, S., J. A. Todd & D. H. Erwin. 1993. Mollusca: Gastropoda. In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 131–167. Chapman & Hall: London.

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