Sveltia

Sveltia lyrata, copyright Hectonichus.

Belongs within: Cancellariidae.

Sveltia is a genus of nutmeg snails known from tropical and temperate regions of the Atlantic and eastern Pacific.

Characters (from Petit & Harasewych 2011): Shell biconical with moderately high spire and widely spaced axial ribs with an open spine at the shoulder; aperture broad; peristome flared; narrow pseudoumbilicus present.

Sveltia Jousseaume 1887PH90
|--*S. varricosa (Brocchi 1814) (see below for synonymy)PH90
|--S. aturensis Peyrot 1928PH90
|--S. burdigalensis Peyrot 1928PH90
|--S. calcarata [incl. S. calcarata mut. basisulcata Peyrot 1928]PH90
|--S. castexi Peyrot 1928PH90
|--S. colpodes Cossmann 1899 [incl. S. colpodes var. densestriata Peyrot 1928]PH90
|--S. gliberti Janssen 1984PH90
|--S. inermis [incl. S. inermis mut. gallica Peyrot 1928]PH90
|--S. lesbarritzensis Vergneau-Saubade 1968PH90
|--S. lyrata (Brocchi 1814) (see below for synonymy)PH90
|--S. morgani Cossmann 1903PH90
|--S. multistriata Ravn 1939PH90
|--S. pyrenaica Peyrot 1928PH90
|--S. salbriacensis Peyrot 1928PH90
|--S. spinulosa (Brocchi 1814) (see below for synonymy)PH90
|--S. tenuiplicata Wrigley 1935PH90
|--S. tournoueri Peyrot 1928PH90
`--S. tribulus (Brocchi 1814) (see below for synonymy)PH90

Sveltia lyrata (Brocchi 1814) [=Voluta lyrata, Cancellaria lirata (l. c.) non Conrad 1865, C. lyrata; incl. C. lyrata var. badensis Sacco 1894, C. lyrata var. biperspinosa Sacco 1894, C. lyrata var. dertoconvexula Sacco 1894, C. lyrata var. dertoconvexulata (l. c.), C. lyrata var. dertocostatissima Sacco 1894, C. miocaenica (l. c.) non Cossmann 1913, C. lyrata var. miocenica Sacco 1894 non C. miocenica Sacco 1894, Sveltia lyrata var. parvicarinata Kautsky 1925, C. lyrata var. taurangulosa Sacco 1894, C. lyrata var. taurangolosa, C. lyrata var. taurinia Bellardi 1841 non C. varricosa var. taurinia Bellardi 1841, C. lyrata var. taurobispinosa Sacco 1894, C. turricula Lamarck 1822]PH90

Sveltia spinulosa (Brocchi 1814) [=Voluta spinulosa, Cancellaria spinulosa, C. spinosula (l. c.); incl. C. spinulosa var. subspinulosa Wood 1872, Murex volutanus Risso 1826]PH90

Sveltia tribulus (Brocchi 1814) [=Voluta tribulus, Cancellaria tribulus, C. tributus (l. c.); incl. C. tribulus var. costicillatissima Sacco 1894, C. tribulus var. latefasciata Sacco 1894, C. tribulus var. perscalaris Sacco 1894]PH90

*Sveltia varricosa (Brocchi 1814) [=Voluta varricosa, Cancellaria varicosa (l. c.), S. varicosa (l. c.); incl. C. varicosa var. apenninensis Sacco 1894, S. varicosa mut. bearnensis Peyrot 1928, C. varicosa var. bicosticillata Sacco 1894, C. varicosa var. convexosimplex Sacco 1894, C. varicosa var. dertosuturata Sacco 1894, C. varicosa var. miocenica Sacco 1894 nec C. miocenica Sacco 1894 nec C. lyrata var. miocenica Sacco 1894, Sveltia varicosa mut. paucicostata Peyrot 1928, C. varicosa var. simplicior Sacco 1894, C. varicosa var. tauroaspina Sacco 1894]PH90

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[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.

Petit, R. E., & M. G. Harasewych. 2011. A new Sveltia (Gastropoda: Cancellariidae) from off Guadeloupe, French West Indies. Nautilus 125 (2): 72–74.

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