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Wateletia

Stromboidea


Original Description of the genus Wateletia by Cossmann, 1889, p. 90:

  • "Coquille épaisse, à tours convexes et noduleux; canal droit, pointu; aile développée, sinueuse à la base du canal; bord columellaire étalé, rejoignant l'aile au sommet et formant avec elle un prolongement oblique comme dans le Strombus gallus."

Type Species by Original Designation: Rostellaria geoffroyi, Watelet, 1853; Cossmann, 1889:90

Wateletia species are:

Wateletia is usually placed into Strombidae resp. Rostellariidae. Here it is placed into Aporrhaidae because of the similarity to Perissoptera.

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