Cymatosyrinx lunata, from Neogene Atlas of Ancient Life.

Belongs within: Drilliidae.

Cymatosyrinx is a genus of moderate-sized conoids with a high-spired, glossy shell found in the American tropics (Powell 1966).

Characters (from Powell 1966): Shell of moderate size, 10–45 mm, typically solid, with a tall spire and a truncated body-whorl, terminating in a short, twisted, very deeply notched anterior canal. Protoconch papillate of two smooth whorls, the first rather bulbous, with a lateral tip, the next with a low-set peripheral carina. Adult sculpture firstly a strong subsutural fold, which is nodulose where it overrides the axials, then a narrow deep shoulder sulcus, followed by strong very oblique broadly rounded axials, which extend below the lower suture and over the base to a deeply incised stromboid notch. Below this is another sulcus, crossed by diminished axials, to a prominent ridge margined anterior fasciole. Whole surface smooth and polished, without or with a minimum of spiral sculpture. Aperture ovate, outer lip widely flared but not variced. Sinus deep, U-shaped, on shoulder sulcus and somewhat constricted at entrance by a massive entering parietal callus pad. Radula prototypic, with minute vestigial central tooth, comb-like laterals, and long, slender, simple-pointed marginals, overlaid basally by small narrow member.

<==Cymatosyrinx Dall 1889P66
    |--*C. lunata (Lea 1843)BW80 [=Pleurotoma lunataP66]
    |    |--C. l. lunatumP66
    |    |--C. l. aepytuberculata Mansfield 1930P66
    |    `--C. l. porrecta Mansfield 1930P66
    |--C. allyniana Hertlein & Strong 1951P66
    |--C. arbela (Dall 1919) [=Elaeocyma arbela]P66
    |--C. arenensis Hertlein & Strong 1951P66
    |--C. asaedai Hertlein & Strong 1951P66
    |--C. bartschi Haas 1941P66
    |--C. casula Pilsbry & Harbison 1933P66
    |--C. eburnea (Conrad 1862) [=Drillia eburnea]P66
    |--C. ferminiana Dall 1919P66
    |--C. glyphostoma (Dall 1915) [=Drillia (Cymatosyrinx) glyphostoma]P66
    |--C. hecuba Dall 1919P66
    |--C. hemphilli (Stearns 1871)P66 [=Pleurotoma (Drillia) hemphilliP66, C. (Elaeocyma) hemphilliO27]
    |--C. hespera Dall 1919 [incl. C. elissa Dall 1919]P66
    |--C. idothea Dall 1919D19
    |--C. lalage Dall 1919P66
    |--C. limatula (Conrad 1830) [=Pleurotoma limatula]P66
    |--C. louisae (Maury 1910) [=Drillia louisae]P66
    |--C. melea (Dall 1919) [=Bellaspira melea]P66
    |--C. palmerae Harris & Palmer 1947P66
    |--C. palmeri Dall 1919P66
    |--C. perpolita (Dall 1890) [=Drillia perpolita]P66
    |--C. plicatella (Dall 1908) [=Clathurella plicatella]P66
    |--C. polycyma Pilsbry & Harbison 1933P66
    |--C. propeaepynota Mansfield 1930P66
    |--C. pseudeburnea (Heilprin 1887) [=Pleurotoma pseudeburnea]P66
    |--C. pudica (Hinds 1843) [=Clavatula pudica]P66
    |--C. quisqualis (Hinds 1843) [=Clavatula quisqualis, Clathurella quisqualis]P66
    |--C. silfa (Dall 1915) [=Drillia (Cymatosyrinx) silfa]P66
    |--C. strohbeeni Hertlein & Strong 1951P66
    |--C. tiara Gardner 1948P66
    |--C. vaughanensis Mansfield 1935P66
    |--C. walteri (Smith 1946) [=Crassispira walteri]P66
    |--C. whitfieldi (Martin 1904) [=Drillia whitfieldi]P66
    |--C. zeteki Dall & Ochsner 1928P66
    `--C. ziczac Gardner 1948P66

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BW80] Bouchet, P., & A. Waren. 1980. Revision of the north-east Atlantic bathyal and abyssal Turridae (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Journal of Molluscan Studies Supplement 8: 1–119.

[D19] Dall, W. H. 1919. Descriptions of new species of mollusks of the family Turritidae from the west coast of America and adjacent regions. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 56 (2288): 1–86, pls 1–24.

[O27] Oldroyd, I. S. 1927. The Marine Shells of the West Coast of North America vol. 2 pt 1. Stanford University Press: Stanford University (California).

[P66] Powell, A. W. B. 1966. The molluscan families Speightiidae and Turridae: an evaluation of the valid taxa, both Recent and fossil, with lists of characteristic species. Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum 5: 1–184, pls 1–23.

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