Gyrineum gyrinum, copyright Richard Parker.

Belongs within: Cassoidea.

The Ranellinae are a group of marine gastropods combining a radula similar to that of the Cymatiinae with a shell with aligned varices.

    |--Simpulum Mörch 1852 [Simpulidae] BR05
    |--Ranella Lamarck 1816 BR05
    |    |--*R. gigantea P61
    |    |--R. australasia HS01
    |    |--R. multinodosa (Bucknill 1927) [incl. R. ostenfeldi] P61
    |    `--R. olearium (Linnaeus 1758) [incl. Bursa barcellosi Matthews, Rios & Coelho 1973] BC01
    |--Biplex Perry 1811 WG71
    |    |--B. aculeatum (Schepman 1909) [=Gyrineum (Biplex) aculeatum] WG71
    |    |--B. percum (Perry 1811) [=Gyrineum (Biplex) percum] WG71
    |    |--B. pulchellum Forbes 1852) [=Gyrineum (Biplex) pulchellum] WG71
    |    `--B. pulchrum (Gray in Sowerby 1836) MG-H11
    |--Argobuccinum Herrmannsen 1846 BR05 [incl. Priene Adams & Adams 1858 F27; Argobuccininae]
    |    |--*A. argus (Gmelin 1791) P61, F27 [=Murex argus P61]
    |    |--A. pustulosum HS01
    |    |--A. succinctum (Linnaeus 1771) [=Murex succinctus] H09
    |    |--A. tumidum (Dunker 1862) [=A. pustulosum tumidum HS01]
    |    `--A. vexillum Sowerby 1835 WG71 [=Ranella vexillum O27]
    `--Gyrineum Link 1807 [Gyrineinae] BR05
         |--*G. gyrinum (Linné 1758) BD12
         |--G. affine (Broderip 1833) [=Ranella affinis] H09
         |--G. lacunatum (Mighels 1845) MG-H11
         |--G. longicaudatum Beu 1998 BC01
         |--G. pulchellum (Forbes 1852) [=Ranella pulchella] H09
         |--G. ranelloides (Reeve 1844) [=Triton ranelloides] H09
         `--G. rubicola (Perry 1811) [=Biplex rubicola] H09

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BD12] Bandel, K., & D. T. Dockery III. 2012. Protoconch characters of Late Cretaceous Latrogastropoda (Neogastropoda and Neomesogastropoda) as an aid in the reconstruction of the phylogeny of the Neogastropoda. Freiberger Forschungshefte C542 (psf 20): 93–128.

[BR05] Bouchet, P., & J.-P. Rocroi. 2005. Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia 47 (1–2): 1–397.

[B01] Boyko, C. B., & J. R. Cordeiro. 2001. Catalog of Recent type specimens in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History. V. Mollusca, part 2 (class Gastropoda [exclusive of Opisthobranchia and Pulmonata], with supplements to Gastropoda [Opisthobranchia], and Bivalvia). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 262: 1–170.

[F27] Finlay, H. J. 1927. A further commentary on New Zealand molluscan systematics. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 320–485.

[HS01] Hayward, B. W., A. B. Stephenson, M. S. Morley, W. M. Blom, H. R. Grenfell, F. J. Brook, J. L. Riley, F. Thompson & J. J. Hayward. 2001. Marine biota of Parengarenga Harbour, Northland, New Zealand. Records of the Auckland Museum 37: 45–80.

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

[MG-H11] McEnnulty, F. R., K. L. Gowlett-Holmes, A. Williams, F. Althaus, J. Fromont, G. C. B. Poore, T. D. O’Hara, L. Marsh, P. Kott, S. Slack-Smith, P. Alderslade & M. V. Kitahara. 2011. The deepwater megabenthic invertebrates on the western continental margin of Australia (100–1100 m depths): composition, distribution and novelty. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 80: 1–191.

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

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

[WG71] Wilson, B. R., & K. Gillett. 1971. Australian Shells: illustrating and describing 600 species of marine gastropods found in Australian waters. A. H. & A. W. Reed: Sydney.

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