Falsimargarita

Falsimargarita

Drawing with an apertural view of Falsimargarita gemma

Scientific classification

Kingdom:
Animalia

Phylum:
Mollusca

Class:
Gastropoda

(unranked):
clade Vetigastropoda

Superfamily:
Trochoidea

Family:
Calliostomatidae

Subfamily:
Calliostomatinae

Genus:
Falsimargarita
Powell, 1951

Type species

Margarites gemma E.A. Smith, 1915

Falsimargarita is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Calliostomatidae.[1]

Contents

1 Description
2 Distribution
3 Species
4 References
5 External links

Description[edit]
This genus differs from the other genera in the family Calliostomatidae by several characteristics: the conspicuous spiral whorls, obvious sculpture, an open umbilicus, a thin shell and external iridescence.[2]
Distribution[edit]
The species of this cold-water genus occurs in Antarctic waters and off the Magellanic Region of South America.
Species[edit]
Species within the genus Falsimargarita include:

Falsimargarita benthicola Dell, 1990[3]
Falsimargarita gemma (E.A. Smith, 1915)[4]
Falsimargarita georgiana Dell, 1990[5]
Falsimargarita iris (E.A. Smith, 1915)
Falsimargarita nauduri Warén & Bouchet, 2001[6]
Falsimargarita stephaniae Rios & Simone, 2005[7]
Falsimargarita terespira Simone, 2008[8]
Falsimargarita thielei (Hedley, 1916)[9]

References[edit]

^ Falsimargarita Powell, 1951.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 22 April 2010.
^ de Carvalho Rios & Simone, A new species of Falsimargarita (Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda: Trochidae) from the South Atlantic Ocean; The Nautilus v. 119 (2005)
^ Falsimargarita benthicola Dell, 1990.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 22 April 2010.
^ Falsimargarita gemma (E.A. Smith, 1915).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 22 April 2010.
^ Falsimargarita georgiana Dell, 1990.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 22 April 2010.
^ Falsimargarita nauduri Warén & Bouchet, 2001.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 22 April 2010.
^ Falsimargarita stephaniae Rios & Simone, 2005.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 22 April 2010.
^ Falsimargarita terespira Simone, 2008.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 22 April 2010.
^ Falsimargarita thielei (Hedley, 1916).  Retrieved through: World Reg