Ranella olearium, copyright Hectonichus.

Belongs within: Tonnoidea.

The Ranellinae are a group of marine gastropods bearing a solid shell with prominent varices. The radula bears a broad, multicuspid central tooth with a long central cusp, and smooth lateral and marginal teeth.

<==Ranellidae [Ranellacea, Ranellina, Ranellinae]
    |  i. s.: ‘Cancellaria’ dertocrenata Sacco 1894 PH90
    |–Eoranella kiliani Sayn 1932 TTE93
    |–Biplex Perry 1811 WG71
    |    |–B. aculeatum (Schepman 1909) [=Gyrineum (Biplex) aculeatum] WG71
    |    |–B. percum (Perry 1811) [=Gyrineum (Biplex) percum] WG71
    |    |–B. pulchellum (Forbes 1852) [=Gyrineum (Biplex) pulchellum] WG71
    |    `–B. pulchrum (Gray in Sowerby 1836) MG-H11
    `–Ranella Lamarck 1816 BR05
         |–*R. gigantea Lamarck 1816 BR17 [incl. R. gigantea var. atlantica PP64]
         |–R. argus C64
         |–R. australasia HS01
         |–R. caelata C64
         |–R. californica C64
         |–R. cubaniana G79
         |–R. multinodosa (Bucknill 1927) [incl. R. ostenfeldi] P61
         |–R. nitida C64
         |–R. olearium (Linnaeus 1758) [incl. Bursa barcellosi Matthews, Rios & Coelho 1973] BC01
         |–R. producta C64
         |–R. pyramidalis C64
         |–R. triquetra C64
         `–R. ventricosa C64

*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.

[BC01] Boyko, C. B., & J. R. Cordeiro. 2001. Catalog of Recent type specimens in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History. V. Mollusca, part 2 (class Gastropoda [exclusive of Opisthobranchia and Pulmonata], with supplements to Gastropoda [Opisthobranchia], and Bivalvia). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 262: 1–170.

[C64] Carpenter, P. P. 1864. Supplementary report on the present state of our knowledge with regard to the Mollusca of the west coast of North America. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 33: 517–686.

[G79] Guppy, R. J. L. 1879. First sketch of a marine invertebrate fauna of the Gulf of Paria and its neighbourhood. Part I.—Mollusca. Journal of Conchology 2: 151–172.

[HS01] Hayward, B. W., A. B. Stephenson, M. S. Morley, W. M. Blom, H. R. Grenfell, F. J. Brook, J. L. Riley, F. Thompson & J. J. Hayward. 2001. Marine biota of Parengarenga Harbour, Northland, New Zealand. Records of the Auckland Museum 37: 45–80.

[MG-H11] McEnnulty, F. R., K. L. Gowlett-Holmes, A. Williams, F. Althaus, J. Fromont, G. C. B. Poore, T. D. O’Hara, L. Marsh, P. Kott, S. Slack-Smith, P. Alderslade & M. V. Kitahara. 2011. The deepwater megabenthic invertebrates on the western continental margin of Australia (100–1100 m depths): composition, distribution and novelty. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 80: 1–191.

[PP64] Peres, J. M., & J. Picard. 1964. Nouveau manuel de bionomie benthique de la mer Mediterranee. Recueil des Travaux de la Station Marine d’Endoume, Bulletin 31 (27): 5–137.

[PH90] Petit, R. E., & M. G. Harasewych. 1990. Catalogue of the superfamily Cancellarioidea Forbes and Hanley, 1851 (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia). Nautilus 103 (Suppl. 1): 1–69.

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

[TTE93] Tracey, S., J. A. Todd & D. H. Erwin. 1993. Mollusca: Gastropoda. In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 131–167. Chapman & Hall: London.

[WG71] Wilson, B. R., & K. Gillett. 1971. Australian Shells: illustrating and describing 600 species of marine gastropods found in Australian waters. A. H. & A. W. Reed: Sydney.

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