Carinodrillia buccooensis, from the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle.

Belongs within: Pseudomelatomidae.

Carinodrillia is a genus of moderate-sized conoid gastropods known from the southwest coast of North America, as well as the Miocene of the Caribbean (Powell 1966).

Characters (from Powell 1966): Shell of moderate size, 14–35 mm, fusiform, with a tall spire of rather sagged turreted whorls, and a short body—whorl, rather quickly contracted to a moderately long to rather short slightly flexed weakly notched anterior canal. Protoconch of two depressed subcarinate smooth whorls. Adult sculpture of axial folds, spiral cords and threads; in the peripheral area, one or more of the overriding heavier spirals fuse over the axials to form low keels. Aperture narrow, with a thin outer lip, interrupted above by a deep narrow U-shaped sinus, restricted above by a moderate parietal callosity, at the termination of a prominent smooth subsutural fold. Colour uniformly whitish to brownish. Radula, a pair of simple slender curved non-barbed marginals.

<==Carinodrillia Dall 1919 P66
    |--*C. halis (Dall 1919) [=Clathrodrillia (*Carinodrillia) halis] P66
    |    |--C. h. halis P66
    |    `--C. h. soror (Pilsbry & Lowe 1932) [=Clathrodrillia soror] P66
    |--C. adonis Pilsbry & Lowe 1932 P66
    |--C. alcestis (Dall 1919) [=Clathrodrillia (Carinodrillia) alcestis] P66
    |--C. bocatoroensis (Olsson 1922) [=Drillia bocatoroensis] P66
    |--C. braziliensis (Smith 1915) S11
    |--C. buccooensis Usticke 1971 BC01
    |--C. cymatoides Gardner 1937 P66
    |--C. dichroa Pilsbry & Lowe 1932 O66
    |--C. duplicata (Sowerby 1834) P66 [=Pleurotoma duplicata P66, Turricula (Knefastia) duplicata D19]
    |--C. elocata (Pilsbry & Johnson 1917) [=Drillia elocata] P66
    |    |--C. e. elocata P66
    |    `--C. e. meta Woodring 1928 P66
    |--C. fermori Dey 1962 P66
    |--C. fusiformis (Gabb 1873) [=Defrancia fusiformis] P66
    |--C. haliplexa (Dall 1919) [=Clathrodrillia (C.) haliplexa] P66
    |--C. jaculum Pilsbry & Lowe 1932 P66
    |--C. papaya (Olsson 1922) [=Drillia papaya] P66
    |--C. propefusiformis (Mansfield 1925) [=Drillia propefusiformis] P66
    |--C. thestia (Dall 1919) [=Clathrodrillia (C.) thestia] P66
    `--C. winchesterae (Pilsbry 1922) [=Drillia winchesterae] P66

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BC01] 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.

[D19] Dall, W. H. 1919. Descriptions of new species of mollusks of the family Turritidae from the west coast of America and adjacent regions. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 56: 1–86, pls 81–24.

[P66] Powell, A. W. B. 1966. The molluscan families Speightiidae and Turridae: an evaluation of the valid taxa, both Recent and fossil, with lists of characteristic species. Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum 5: 1–184, pls 1–23.

[S11] Simone, L. R. L. 2011. Phylogeny of the Caenogastropoda (Mollusca), based on comparative morphology. Arquivos de Zoologia 42 (4): 161–323.

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