Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Vetigastropoda > Superfamily Trochoidea > Family Solariellidae > Genus Solariella

Solariella varicosa (Mighels & Adams, 1842)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

SolariellaS. Wood, 1842accepted genus name
Machaeroplax Friele, 1877 synonym
Trochus (Solariella) S. Wood, 1842 synonym

Species group names

Margarita varicosa Mighels & Adams, 1842 basionym
Margarita acuminata G.B. Sowerby I, 1838 synonym
Margarita elegantissima Bean, 1834 synonym
Margarita polaris Danielssen, 1859 synonym
Margarita varicosa Mighels & Adams, 1842 synonym


original description

Mighels J.W. & Adams C.B. (1842). Descriptions of twenty-four new species of New England shells. Boston Journal of Natural History, 4: 37-54, pl. 4

basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Rosenberg, G. 2004. Malacolog Version 3.3.2: Western Atlantic gastropod database. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Gulbin V.V. & Chaban E.M. (2012) Annotated list of shell-bearing gastropods of Commander Islands. Part I. The Bulletin of the Russian Far East Malacological Society 15-16: 5–30.

additional source

Williams S.T., Smith L.M., Herbert D.G., Marshall B.A., Warén A., Kiel S., Dyal P., Linse K., Vilvens C. & Kano Y. (2013) Cenozoic climate change and diversification on the continental shelf and slope: evolution of gastropod diversity in the family Solariellidae (Trochoidea). Ecology and Evolution 3(4): 887–917.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (19 publications)


Rosenberg, G.; Gofas, S. (2014). Solariella varicosa (Mighels & Adams, 1842). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141846




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