Zemitrella chaova, copyright G. & Ph. Poppe.

Belongs within: Columbellidae.

Zemitrella is a New Zealand genus of columbellids with a high-spired, almost straight-sided shell and a narrow, parallel-sided aperture.

<==Zemitrella Finlay 1927 P61
    |--*Z. sulcata (Hutton 1873) P61 (see below for synonymy)
    |--Z. annectens Powell 1937 P61
    |--Z. attenuata Powell 1940 P61
    |--Z. benthicola Dell 1956 P61
    |--Z. chaova (Reeve 1859) P61
    |--Z. constans Powell 1955 P61
    |--Z. curvirostris Powell 1937 P61
    |--Z. daemona (Webster 1906) P61 [=Atilia daemona F27]
    |--Z. fallax Powell 1940 P61
    |--Z. finlayi Powell 1933 P61
    |--Z. inconspicua (Marshall 1918) [=Mitrella inconspicua] F27
    |--Z. laevigata (Suter 1908) P61
    |--Z. laevirostris Powell 1940 P61
    |--Z. lincolnensis M54
    |--Z. menkeana M54
    |--Z. pseudomarginata (Suter 1908) P61 [=Mitrella pseudomarginata F27; incl. Atilia biconica F27]
    |--Z. pulla M54
    |--Z. regis Powell 1940 P61
    |--Z. rosea (Hutton 1873) P61 [=Obeliscus roseus F27, Mitrella rosea F27; incl. Alcira sanguinea F27]
    |--Z. semiconvexa M54
    |--Z. sericea Powell 1937 P61
    |--Z. stephanophora (Suter 1908) P61
    |--Z. turgida Powell 1937 P61
    |--Z. websteri (Suter 1913) P61
    `--Z. whangaroaensis Dell 1956 P61

*Zemitrella sulcata (Hutton 1873) P61 [=Lachesis sulcata P61, Columbella huttoni Suter 1904 F27; incl. C. inconstans Suter 1906 F27, C. varians Sowerby 1832 F27, H09, Pyrene varians H09]

*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.

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

[M54] Macpherson, J. H. 1954. Molluscs (sea shells and snails). In: Willis, J. M. (ed.) The Archipelago of the Recherche pp. 55–63. Australian Geographical Society: Melbourne.

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

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