Terefundus

Terefundus cuvierensis, copyright Te Papa Tongarewa.

Belongs within: Muricidae.

Terefundus is a New Zealand genus of very small trophon-like snails characterised by a totally smooth base on the shell and a more or less distinct ornament of spiral cords (Finlay 1927).

<==Terefundus Finlay 1927P61
|--T. (Terefundus)P61
| |--*T. (T.) crispulatus (Suter 1908)P61 [=Trophon (Trophonopsis) crispulatusF27]
| |--T. (T.) anomalus Dell 1956P61
| |--T. (T.) axirugosus Dell 1956P61
| |--T. (T.) cuvierensis (Mestayer 1919)P61 [=Leucosyrinx cuvierensisF27]
| `--T. (T.) quadricinctus (Suter 1908)P61 [=Mangilia quadricinctaF27]
| |--T. q. quadricinctusP61
| `--T. q. unicarinatus Dell 1956P61
`--T. (Minortrophon Finlay 1927)P61
`--T. (*M.) crassiliratus (Suter 1908) [=Daphnella crassilirata]P61

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[F27] Finlay, H. J. 1927. A further commentary on New Zealand molluscan systematics. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 320–485.

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

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