“Genus Aeneator Finlay, 1927
Type (OD) Verconella marshalli Murdoch, 1924
(= Ellicea Finlay, 1928. Type (OD) Siphonalia orbita Hutton, 1885)
Shell fusiform, like a miniature Penion, but with a broad shallow subsutural sinus, usually a parietal tubercle, and a radula more akin to that of Buccinulum. It is now found impossible to draw a hard and fast line between Aeneator and Ellicea, the latter differing only in having stronger spiral sculpture. New Zealand, upper Miocene to Recent.”
(Powell, 1979: 201-202)
- Finlay, H.J. 1927. A further commentary on New Zealand Molluscan systematics. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, 57: 320-485. http://invertebrates.si.edu/antiz/taxon_view.cfm?mode=bibliography&citation=2373
- Powell, A.W.B. 1979. The New Zealand Mollusca: Marine Land and Freshwater Shells. Auckland: Collins, 500 pp. http://invertebrates.si.edu/antiz/taxon_view.cfm?mode=bibliography&citation=2308
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