Terefundus cuvierensis, copyright Te Papa Tongarewa.

Belongs within: Muricidae.

Terefundus is a New Zealand genus of very small trophon-like snails characterised by a totally smooth base on the shell and a more or less distinct ornament of spiral cords (Finlay 1927).

<==Terefundus Finlay 1927 P61
    |--T. (Terefundus) P61
    |    |--*T. (T.) crispulatus (Suter 1908) P61 [=Trophon (Trophonopsis) crispulatus F27]
    |    |--T. (T.) anomalus Dell 1956 P61
    |    |--T. (T.) axirugosus Dell 1956 P61
    |    |--T. (T.) cuvierensis (Mestayer 1919) P61 [=Leucosyrinx cuvierensis F27]
    |    `--T. (T.) quadricinctus (Suter 1908) P61 [=Mangilia quadricincta F27]
    |         |--T. q. quadricinctus P61
    |         `--T. q. unicarinatus Dell 1956 P61
    `--T. (Minortrophon Finlay 1927) P61
         `--T. (*M.) crassiliratus (Suter 1908) [=Daphnella crassilirata] P61

*Type species of generic name indicated


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

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

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