Proximitra

Proximitra rutidoloma, from Beu & Maxwell (1990).
Belongs within: Mitridae.

Proximitra is a primarily Australasian group of mitre shells (with Tertiary fossil representatives known elsewhere) with a relatively low, turreted spire and more or less strongly shouldered whorls.

<==Proximitra Finlay 1927 P61
|–*P. rutidoloma [=Vexillum rutidolomum] P61
|–P. apicalis (Hutton 1873) [=Vexillum apicale] F27a
|–P. banksi Dell 1951 P61
|–P. enysi (Hutton 1873) [=Vexillum enysi] F27a
|–P. fracta (Marwick 1926) C75
|–P. mortenseni (Odhner 1924) P61 [=Mitra mortenseni F27a]
|–P. obscura (Hutton 1873) P61 [=Mitra obscura F27a; incl. M. albopicta Smith 1898 F27a]
|–P. parki (Allan 1926) [=Vexillum parki] F27a
|–P. pica [=Mitra pica] F27a
|–P. plicatellum (M. & M. 1923) [=Vexillum plicatellum] F27a
`–P. suteri (Finlay 1924) F27a [=Vexillum suteri F27a, V. ligatum Suter 1917 (preoc.) F27b]

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[C75] Cernohorsky, W. O. 1975. The taxonomy of some Indo-Pacific Mollusca. Part 3. With descriptions of new taxa and remarks on an Ecuadorian fossil species of Turridae. Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum 12: 213–234.

[F27a] Finlay, H. J. 1927a. A further commentary on New Zealand molluscan systematics. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 320–485.

[F27b] Finlay, H. J. 1927b. New specific names for austral Mollusca. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 488–533.

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

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