Cylichna cylindracea, copyright Kwansei Shell Database.

Belongs within: Cylichnidae.

Cylichna, the chalice bubble snails, is a genus of marine gastropods characterised by a cylindrical shell with a long aperture and simple columella. In life, the shell mostly sits behind the visible body which is covered by the large head shield.

Cylichna Lovén 1846 BR05
    |--*C. cylindracea (Pennant 1777) BR17 [=Bulla cylindracea BR17; incl. C. attonsa C64]
    |--C. alba J64
    |--C. arachis (Quoy & Gaimard 1835) [=Bulla arachis] H09
    |--C. bizona (Adams 1850) [=Bulla bizona] H09
    |--C. bulloidea Dell 1956 P61
    |--C. concentrica (Adams 1850) [=Bulla concentrica] H09
    |--C. conulus J64
    |--C. crispula Watson 1883 H09
    |--C. decussata (Adams 1850) [=Bulla decussata] H09
    |--C. diegensis B56
    |--C. doliaria Hedley 1907 H09
    |--C. dubiosa (Brazier 1877) [=Atys dubiosa] H09
    |--C. enysi H86
    |--C. exigua Tenison-Woods 1879 F71
    |--C. granosa (Brazier 1877) [=Mnestia granosa] H09
    |--C. inculta C64
    |--C. intermissa Sohl 1964 TTE93
    |--C. luticola [incl. C. carpenteri Hanl. 1858] C64
    |--C. mamillata C64
    |--C. nitidula N79
    |--C. palassoni (d’ARchiac 1854) TTE93
    |--C. planata Carpenter 1864 C64
    |--C. pulchra (Brazier 1877) [=Atys pulchra] H09
    |--C. sarsii N79
    |--C. secalina Schumard 1861 TTE93
    |--C. thetidis Hedley 1903 P61
    |--C. triticea C64
    |--C. umbilicata N79
    `--C. zealandica Kirk 1880 P61

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B56] Berry, S. S. 1956. Mollusca dredged by the Orca off the Santa Barbara Islands, California, in 1951. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 46 (5): 150–157.

[BR05] 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.

[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.

[F71] Fletcher, H. O. 1971. Catalogue of type specimens of fossils in the Australian Museum, Sydney. Australian Museum Memoir 13: 1–167.

[H09] Hedley, C. 1909. The Marine Fauna of Queensland: Address by the President of Section D. Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science: Brisbane.

[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.

[J64] Jeffreys, J. G. 1864. Report of the committee appointed for exploring the coasts of Shetland by means of the dredge. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 33: 70–81.

[N79] Norman, A. M. 1879. The Mollusca of the fiords near Bergen, Norway. Journal of Conchology 2: 8–77.

[P61] Powell, A. W. B. 1961. Shells of New Zealand: An illustrated handbook 4th ed. Whitcombe and Tombs Limited: Christchurch.

[TTE93] Tracey, S., J. A. Todd & D. H. Erwin. 1993. Mollusca: Gastropoda. In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 131–167. Chapman & Hall: London.

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