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Cassis (gastropod)

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Cassis, common name the helmet shells, is a genus of very large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cassidae, the helmet shells and their allies.[1] This is the type genus of the subfamily Cassinae.

Species

The genus Cassis includes extant and extinct species:[1][2]

Fossils of the sea snails within this genus have been found all over the world in sediments from Paleocene to Recent (age range: 66 to 0 million years ago).[2]

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Fossil shell of Cassis mammillaris
Species brought into synonymy
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References

  1. ^ a b c d Bouchet, P. (2014). "Cassis Scopoli, 1771". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b Fossilworks

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Cassis (gastropod): Brief Summary

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Cassis, common name the helmet shells, is a genus of very large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cassidae, the helmet shells and their allies. This is the type genus of the subfamily Cassinae.

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