Hochstetteria pinctada, copyright Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Belongs within: Limopsoidea.

Hochstetteria is a genus of small bivalves with a thin, smooth or faintly radially ribbed shell with a distinct periostracum.

<==Hochstetteria Vélain 1878 P61
|–*H. aviculoides Velain 1878 P61
|–H. acutangula Powell 1935 P61
|–H. crenella Velain 1878 [=Philobrya crenella] F27
|–H. hamiltoni (Hedley 1916) P61
|–H. meleagrina Bernard 1896 P61 [=Philippiella meleagrina F27]
|–H. modiolina Velain 1878 F27
|–H. modiolus (Suter 1913) P61
|–H. munita Finlay 1930 P61
|–H. pinctada Finlay 1930 P61
|–H. sculpturalis Dell 1956 P61
`–H. trapezina 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.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *