Typhlomangelia nivalis, copyright Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle.

Belongs within: Borsoniidae.

Typhlomangelia is a genus of small conoids known from deep-water basins of the North Atlantic and Antarctic oceans (Powell 1966).

Characters (from Powell 1966): Shell rather small, 12–14 mm, with tall spire of medially angulate whorls, and broadly ovate body-whorl, deeply excavated to relatively short, flexed, unnotched, spout-like anterior canal. Protoconch cylindrical of two whorls, the first depressed-globose and smooth, the second taller with lightly convex sides developing low obscure axials over last half whorl. Adult sculpture of numerous threadlike flexuous axials thickening somewhat from periphery to lower suture; whole surface crossed by dense spiral lirae. Aperture ovate-pyriform; outer lip thin edged, with moderately deep U-shaped sinus, its apex on the lower half of the shoulder slope; inner lip excavated, lightly callused but without processes. Colour uniformly white to pale buff. Operculum narrowly leaf-shaped, with terminal nucleus. Radula with marginals only which are long and very pointed, gradually widening at base.

<==Typhlomangelia Sars 1878 [incl. Viridoturris Powell 1964, Vexithara Finlay 1926]BK11
    |--*T. nivalis (Lovén 1846) (see below for synonymy)BW80
    |--T. cariosa (Watson 1886) [=Pleurotoma (Typhlomangelia) cariosa]P66
    |--‘Xenuroturris’ corona Laseron 1954 [=*Viridoturris corona]P66
    |--T. ‘fluctuosa’ (Watson 1881) [=Pleurotoma (Drillia) fluctuosa non P. fluctuosa Deshayes 1865]P66
    |--T. lincta (Watson 1881) [=Pleurotoma (Rhaphitoma) lincta]P66
    |--‘Ptychatractus’ nodosoliratus Suter 1917 [=Vexithara nodosoliratus]P66
    |--T. polythele Barnard 1963P66
    |--T. principalis Thiele 1912P66
    |--T. pyrrha (Watson 1881) [=Pleurotoma (Drillia) pyrrha]P66
    |--T. renaudi (Arnold 1903) [=Drillia renaudi]P66
    |--‘Vexithara’ richardiBW80
    `--‘Antimitra’ vexilliformis Marshall & Murdoch 1923 [=*Vexithara vexilliformis]P66

*Typhlomangelia nivalis (Lovén 1846) [=Pleurotoma nivalis; incl. P. compsospira Dautzenberg & Fischer 1896, P. neotericum Locard 1897, P. nexosulum Locard 1897, P. peregrinum Locard 1897, P. vacantivum Locard 1897]BW80

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BK11] Bouchet, P., Y. I. Kantor, A. Sysoev & N. Puillandre. 2011. A new operational classification of the Conoidea (Gastropoda). Journal of Molluscan Studies 77: 273–308.

[BW80] Bouchet, P., & A. Waren. 1980. Revision of the north-east Atlantic bathyal and abyssal Turridae (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Journal of Molluscan Studies Supplement 8: 1–119.

[P66] Powell, A. W. B. 1966. The molluscan families Speightiidae and Turridae: an evaluation of the valid taxa, both Recent and fossil, with lists of characteristic species. Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum 5: 1–184, pls 1–23.

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