Hebrew volute Voluta ebraea, copyright Thelma Lúcia Pereira Dias.

Belongs within: Volutoidea.

Voluta is a genus of more or less large volutes found in the tropics of the West Atlantic with a solid, ovate to elongate-ovate shell.

<==Voluta Linnaeus 1758 [Volutidia, Volutini]BR05
    |--*V. musica Linnaeus 1758BR17
    |--V. aculeataH86
    |--V. aethiopica Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--V. amphora Lightfoot 1786K65
    |--V. anguria Lightfoot 1786K65
    |--V. attenuataH86
    |--V. aulicaB42
    |--V. auransiaca Lightfoot 1786K65
    |--V. bednalliP79
    |--V. breviplicata Forbes 1846 [=Cancellaria breviplicata]PH90
    |--V. capitata Perry 1811F27
    |--V. cithara Lightfoot 1786K65
    |--V. cornicula Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--V. deshayesiP79
    |--V. ebraea Linnaeus 1758LB89
    |--V. elongata Lightfoot 1786K65
    |--V. ‘elongata’ Pease 1867 nec Lightfoot 1786 nec Swainson 1821 nec d’Orbigny 1843F27
    |--V. exoptandraP79
    |--V. filosa Lightfoot 1786K65
    |--V. fusiformisP79
    |--V. gravis Lightfoot 1786K65
    |--V. harfordiP79
    |--V. hargravesiP79
    |--V. haustrum Lightfoot 1786K65
    |--V. imperialis Lightfoot 1786K65
    |--V. incompta Lightfoot 1786K65
    |--V. incrassata Lightfoot 1786K65
    |--V. kirkiiH86
    |--V. lambertiS00
    |--V. lensC64
    |--V. maculataB79
    |--V. mamillaP79
    |--V. mariaemmaP79
    |--V. miliaria Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--V. mitriformisP79
    |--V. monilis Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--V. muricata Lightfoot 1786K65
    |--V. nobilis Lightfoot 1786K65
    |--V. norrissii Gray 1838WG71
    |--V. olla Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--V. papillosa [incl. V. papillosa var. macquariensis]P79
    |--V. paupercula Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--V. pertusa Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--V. piperata [incl. V. piperata var. macgillivrayi]P79
    |--V. porphyria Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--V. praetextaP79
    |--V. pseudorarispinaH79
    |--V. ‘reticulata’ Reeve 1843 non Linnaeus 1767R43
    |--V. rossinianaP79
    |--V. rustica Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--V. stephensiQ72
    |--V. subplicataH79
    |--V. tenebrosaC64
    |--V. thatcheriP79
    |--V. tringa Linnaeus 1758L58
    |--V. undulata (see below for synonymy)P79
    |--V. uniplicata Sowerby 1900S00
    |--V. vespertilio Linnaeus 1758L58
    `--V. virescens Lightfoot 1786L06

Nomen nudum: Voluta dufresnii Donovan 1834C64

Voluta undulata [incl. V. undulata var. angasi, V. undulata var. australiae, V. undulata var. kingi, V. undulata var. sclateri]P79

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BR17] 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.

[B79] Brazier, J. 1879. List of marine shells collected on Fitzroy Island, north coast of Australia; with notes on their geographical range. Journal of Conchology 2: 186–199.

[B42] Broderip, W. J. 1842. Descriptions of new species of shells, from the collection of H. Cuming, Esq. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 10: 53–55.

[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.

[F27] Finlay, H. J. 1927. New specific names for austral Mollusca. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 488–533.

[H79] Haast, J. von. 1879. Geology of the Provinces of Canterbury and Westland, New Zealand. A report comprising the results of official explorations. “Times” Office: Christchurch.

[H86] Hutton, F. W. 1886. The Mollusca of the Pareora and Oamaru systems of New Zealand. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (1): 205–237.

[K65] Kay, E. A. 1965. The Reverend John Lightfoot, Daniel Solander, and the Portland Catalogue. Nautilus 79 (1): 10–19.

[LB89] Leal, J. H., & P. Bouchet. 1989. New deep-water Volutidae from off southeastern Brazil (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Nautilus 103 (1): 1–12.

[L58] Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae.

[L06] Luzzatto, D. C. 2006. The biology and ecology of the giant free egg capsules of Adelomelon brasiliana Lamarck, 1811 (Gastropoda: Volutidae). Malacologia 49 (1): 107–119.

[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.

[P79] Petterd, W. F. 1879. List of the Australian volutes. Journal of Conchology 2: 340–345.

[Q72] Quilty, P. G. 1972. The biostratigraphy of the Tasmanian marine Tertiary. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 106: 25–44.

[R43] Reeve, L. 1843. On new species of Delphinula and a new Voluta. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 11: 141–144.

[S00] Sowerby, G. B. 1900. New species of Mollusca of the genera Voluta, Conus, Siphonalia, and Euthria. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 7, 5: 439–441, pl. 11.

[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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