Original description of Tylospira by Harris, 1897:
- "Spire elevated, conical, whorls partially or entirely covered by a deposit of enamel, in which last-mentioned character it differs, chiefly, from Struthiolaria. This enamel may be quite thin, so as to form a mere film, or it may consist of thick, callous material covering the whole spire, rendering the shell almost spherical."
Type species of Tylospira is Buccinum scutulatum Martyn, 1784
Tylospira species are:
- Tylospira clathrata (Tate, 1889)
- Tylospira coronata (Tate, 1889)
- Tylospira gilli Marwick, 1960
- Tylospira glomerata Darragh, 1991
- Tylospira incilata Darragh, 1991
- Tylospira lirata (Tate, 1889)
- Tylospira marwicki (Finlay, 1931)
- Tylospira pagodiformis Ludbrook, 1978
- Tylospira puteana Darragh, 1991
- Tylospira scutulata (Martyn, 1784)
- Harris, 1897, Cat. Tert. Moll. Brit. Mus., 1, 222.
- J. D. Stilwell (2002). Early evolutionary history of Monalaria (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Struthiolariidae) from the Palaeogene of New Zealand. Alcheringa 25. 395-405.