Chrysodomus (Chrysodomus)

Chrysodomus phoeniceus, from Oldroyd (1927).

Belongs within: Colini.

Chrysodomus is a genus of whelks found in the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (Oldroyd 1927).

Characters (from Oldroyd 1927): Shell large, short-fusiform, smooth or spirally sculptured, sometimes with rude axial ribbing or nodosities or varix-like sharp laminae; outer coat of shell subtranslucent, inner layer with darker, usually purplish tint, periostracum inconspicuous and dehiscent; last whorl longer than spire, with wide aperture, outer lip in adult flaring or subreflected, not thickened; pillar flexuous, smooth; labrum without callosities or lirae; inner side of outer lip without liration; canal rather long, wide, open, flexuous.

Chrysodomus Swainson 1840 (Chrysodomus) O27
    |--*C. (C.) antiquus [=Murex antiquus] O27
    |--C. (C.) amiantus Dall 1889 O27
    |--C. (C.) borealis Philippi 1850 O27
    |--C. (C.) insularis Dall 1894 O27
    |--C. (C.) ithius Dall 1919 O27
    |--C. (C.) liratus Martyn 1784 O27
    |--C. (C.) nuceus Dall 1919 O27
    |--C. (C.) oncodes Dall 1907 O27
    |--C. (C.) phoeniceus Dall 1891 O27
    |--C. (C.) pribiloffensis Dall 1919 O27
    |--C. (C.) saturus [=Buccinum saturum] O27
    |    |--C. s. saturus O27
    |    |--C. s. beringianus Middendorff 1847 O27
    |    |--C. s. communis Middendorff 1848 O27
    |    |--C. s. elatior Middendorff 1848 O27
    |    `--C. s. tabularis Dall 1919 O27
    |--C. (C.) smirnius Dall 1919 O27
    |--C. (C.) solutus Hermann 1781 O27
    `--C. (C.) vinosus Dall 1919 O27

*Type species of generic name indicated


[O27] Oldroyd, I. S. 1927. The Marine Shells of the West Coast of North America vol. II pt I. Stanford University Press: Stanford University (California).

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