Yellow dove shell
Pyrene flava, copyright H. Zell.

Belongs within: Columbellidae.

Pyrene is a genus of dove snails bearing a biconical shell with a strong spiral subsutural cord on early whorls and a crenulated interior on the outer lip.

<==Pyrene Röding 1798 BR05
|–*P. rhombiferum Röding 1798 BR17
|–P. abyssicola (Brazier 1877) [=Columbella abyssicola] H09
|–P. atkinsoni (Ten.-Woods 1876) [=Mangelia atkinsoni] H09
|–P. clathrata (Brazier 1877) [=Columbella clathrata] H09
|–P. conspersa (Gaskoin 1852) [=Columbella conspersa] H09
|–P. contaminata (Gaskoin 1852) [=Columbella contaminata] H09
|–P. cumingii (Reeve 1859) [=Columbella cumingii] H09
|–P. darwini (Angas 1877) [=Columbella darwini] H09
|–P. digglesi (Brazier 1875) H09 [=Columbella (Anachis) digglesi H09, B79]
|–P. duclosiana (Sowerby 1844) [=Columbella duclosiana] H09
|–P. essingtonensis (Reeve 1859) [=Columbella essingtonensis] H09
|–P. flava (Bruguière 1789) [=Buccinum flavum] H09
|–P. fulgurans (Lamarck 1822) [=Columbella fulgurans] H09
|–P. galaxias (Reeve 1859) [=Columbella galaxias] H09
|–P. gowllandi (Brazier 1875) [=Columbella gowllandi] H09
|–P. intexta (Gaskoin 1852) [=Columbella intexta] H09
|–P. laeta (Brazier 1877) [=Columbella laeta] H09
|–P. lurida Hedley 1907 H09
|–P. ‘melvilli’ (Hedley 1899) [=Columbella melvilli non C. melvillei Strebel 1905] H09
|–P. merita (Brazier 1877) [=Columbella merita] H09
|–P. moleculina (Duclos 1840) [=Columbella moleculina] H09
|–P. nivosa (Reeve 1859) [=Columbella nivosa] H09
|–P. pardalina (Lamarck 1822) [=Buccinum pardalinum] H09
|–P. parvula Viader 1951 L96
|–P. peasei (v. Mart. & Langk. 1871) [=Columbella peasei] H09
|–P. perparvula Viader 1951 L96
|–P. plicaria (Montrouzier 1862) [=Columbella plicaria] H09
|–P. plurisulcata (Reeve 1859) (see below for synonymy) H08
|–P. pudica (Brazier 1877) [=Columbella pudica] H09
|–P. punctata (Bruguiere 1789) BW09
|–P. rosacea CS77
|–P. roseotincta (Hervier 1899) [=Columbella roseotincta] H09
|–P. russelli (Brazier 1875) [=Columbella russelli] H09
|–P. semiconvexa (Lamarck 1822) [=Buccinum semiconvexum] H09
|–P. troglodytes (Souverbie 1866) [=Columbella troglodytes] H09
`–P. versicolor (Sowerby 1832) [=Columbella versicolor] H09

Pyrene plurisulcata (Reeve 1859) [=Columbella plurisulcata; incl. Aesopus filosus Angas 1867, A. filamentosus (l. c.), Columbella filosa non Dujardin 1837] H08

*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.

[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.

[B79] Brazier, J. 1879. List of marine shells collected on Fitzroy Island, north coast of Australia; with notes on their geographical range. Journal of Conchology 2: 186–199.

[BW09] Bryce, C., & C. Whisson. 2009. The macromolluscs of Mermaid (Rowley Shoals), Scott and Seringapatam Reefs, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 77: 177–208.

[CS77] Cramp, S., & K. E. L. Simmons (eds) 1977. Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa: The Birds of the Western Palaearctic vol. 1. Ostrich to Ducks. Oxford University Press: Oxford.

[H08] Hedley, C. 1908. Studies on Australian Mollusca. Part X. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 33: 456–489, pls 7–10.

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

[L96] Loch, I. 1996. Notice: R. Viader collection. Molluscan Research 17: 110.

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