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Species / Spinigeridae
  • Spinigeridae Korotkov, 1992

Spinigeridae is an invalid family name, because Spinigera d'Orbigny, 1850 (where the family name is derived from) is a junior homonym of Spinigera Lesson, 1842 (see ICZN rule ...; Bouchet et al., 2005; Gründel et al., 2009). It is replaced by Spinilomatidae Gründel et al., 2009

Original Diagnosis of Spinigeridae by Korotkov, 1992 (engl. translation):

  • "Medium-sized narrow, spindle-shaped shells with inflated or carinate whorls, and with spiral sculpture and low-relief laminar varices. Peculiar individuality imparted to shells by spines located diametrically opposite each other and extending outward almost perpendicularly to axis of shell. Spines sometimes attaining considerable length, especially on last whorl. Aperture relatively small, oval or oval-angular, ending in long straight pointed rostrum."

Type Genus: Spinigera d'Orbigny, 1850


  • Korotkov, 1992 placed the single genus Spinigera into Spinigeridae.
  • Bandel, 2007 added Diempterus.

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