Signepupina

Signepupina worsfoldi, copyright Femorale.

Belongs within: Cyclophoroidea.

Signepupina is a genus of small operculate snails with a smooth, glossy shell found in northeastern Australia (Stanisic et al. 2010).

Characters (from Stanisic et al. 2010): Shell very small to small in size (up to 12 mm in height); highly polished and glassy, generally pupiform in shape but turbinate as juveniles; whorls rounded to flat in adults, angulate in juveniles, sutures weakly impressed to flat; imperforate as adults but juveniles generally possess a narrow umbilicus; aperture circular in shape, lip thickened and reflected; anterior and posterior breathing canals present, often with accompanying ridges and flanges (auricles) and in some cases considerably elaborated; operculum circular, corneous, thin and multispiral. Colour varies from creamy white to bright yellow, and pale pink to reddish brown.

<==Signepupina Iredale 1937 (see below for synonymy)SS10
|--S. meridionalis (Pfeiffer 1864) (see below for synonymy)SS10
|--S. attenuata Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--S. babinda Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--S. bilinguis (Pfeiffer 1851)SS10
|--S. coxeni (Brazier 1875)SS10
|--S. crossei (Brazier 1876)SS10
|--S. davidsoni Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--S. dunkensis Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--S. glenugie Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--S. masoni Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--S. pfeifferi (Dohrn 1862) [incl. Pupina carlottae Cox 1864]SS10
|--S. pineticola (Cox 1866) [incl. Pupina pineticola modesta Fulton 1906]SS10
|--S. robusta (Cox 1868)SS10
|--S. rubiflava Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--S. strangei (Pfeiffer 1854)SS10
|--S. tenuis (Hedley 1912)SS10
|--S. thomsoni (Forbes 1851) [incl. Pupina bidentata Beddome 1897]SS10
|--S. ventrosa (Dohrn 1862) [incl. Pupina nitida Brazier 1876]SS10
|--S. wilcoxi (Cox 1864) [incl. Dolopupina wilcoxi edna Iredale 1940]SS10
|--S. worsfoldi Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
`--S. yaamba Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10

Signepupina Iredale 1937 [incl. Diplopupina Iredale 1937, Dolopupina Iredale 1937, Lopupina Iredale 1937, Parapupina Iredale 1937]SS10

Signepupina meridionalis (Pfeiffer 1864) [incl. Pupina clara Fulton 1906, Pupinella macgillivrayi Cox 1864, *Signepupina macgillivrayi]SS10

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[SS10] Stanisic, J., M. Shea, D. Potter & O. Griffiths. 2010. Australian Land Snails vol. 1. A. field guide to eastern Australian species. Bioculture Press: Mauritius.

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