Merelina maoriana, copyright Te Papa Tongarewa.

Belongs within: Rissooidea.

Merelina is an Australasian genus of rissooids with a spirally lirate protoconch, clathrate teleoconch sculpture, and continuous, variced peristome with a subsutural sinus (Powell 1927).

<==Merelina Iredale 1915 [Merelinidae] BR05
|–*M. cheilostoma (Tenison-Woods 1877) P61, F27 [=Rissoa cheilostoma P61]
|–M. australiae P27
|–M. cochleata Powell 1937 P61
|–M. compacta Powell 1927 P61
|–M. crassissima Powell 1937 P61
|–M. crispulata Powell 1937 P61
|–M. gemmata Powell 1927 P61
|–M. gracilis P27
|–M. harrisonae Powell 1939 P61
|–M. lyalliana (Suter 1898) P61
|–M. manawatawhia Powell 1937 P61
|–M. maoriana Powell 1939 P61
|–M. paupereques Powell 1937 P61
|–M. pisinna (Melvill & Standen 1896) [=Alvania pisinna] P27
|–M. plaga Finlay 1927 P61
|–M. superba Powell 1927 P61
|–M. taupoensis Powell 1939 P61
`–M. waitangiensis Powell 1933 P61

*Type species of generic name indicated


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

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

[P27] Powell, A. W. B. 1927. The genetic relationships of Australasian rissoids. Part 1. Descriptions of new Recent genera and species from New Zealand and Kermadec Islands. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 534–548.

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

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