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Colus  Röding, 1798
Taxonomic Serial No.: 73892

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumMollusca  – mollusques, molusco, molluscs, mollusks  
                ClassGastropoda Cuvier, 1797 – gastropods, slugs, snails, escargots, gastéropodes, limaces, caracol, caramujo, lesma  
                               SuperfamilyBuccinoidea Rafinesque, 1815  
                                  FamilyBuccinidae Rafinesque, 1815  
                                     GenusColus Röding, 1798  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Colus acosmius (Dall, 1891)  
                                        Species Colus adonis (Dall, 1919)  
                                        Species Colus amrautius   
                                        Species Colus aphelus (Dall, 1890) – oblique whelk 
                                        Species Colus aurantius (Dall, 1907) – broad-cord whelk 
                                        Species Colus barbarinus Dall, 1919 – Santa Barbara whelk 
                                        Species Colus bristolensis Dall, 1919  
                                        Species Colus brunneus (Dall, 1877) – brown whelk 
                                        Species Colus caelathus (A. E. Verrill and S. Smith, 1880)  
                                        Species Colus caelatus (A. E. Verrill and Smith, 1880) – carved whelk 
                                        Species Colus calameus (Dall, 1907)  
                                        Species Colus calathus Dall, 1919  
                                        Species Colus callorhinus (Dall, 1877) – strombiform whelk 
                                        Species Colus capponius Dall, 1919  
                                        Species Colus dalmasius (Dall, 1919)  
                                        Species Colus dautzenbergi (Dall, 1916)  
                                        Species Colus errones Dall, 1919 – wayward whelk 
                                        Species Colus esychus (Dall, 1907)  
                                        Species Colus georgianus (Dall, 1921)  
                                        Species Colus glyptus (Verrill, 1882)  
                                        Species Colus gracilis   
                                        Species Colus griseus (Dall, 1890) – gray whelk 
                                        Species Colus halibrectus (Dall, 1891)  
                                        Species Colus halidonus Dall, 1919  
                                        Species Colus halimeris (Dall, 1919)  
                                        Species Colus hallii (Dall, 1873)  
                                        Species Colus herendeenii (Dall, 1902) – thin-ribbed whelk 
                                        Species Colus holbolli (Moller, 1842)  
                                        Species Colus hunkinsi A. H. Clarke, 1962  
                                        Species Colus incisus (Dall, 1919)  
                                        Species Colus islandicus (Mohr, 1786) – Iceland whelk 
                                        Species Colus jeffreysianus   
                                        Species Colus jordani (Dall, 1913)  
                                        Species Colus kroyeri (Möller, 1842) – Arctic whelk 
                                        Species Colus latericeus (Moller, 1842)  
                                        Species Colus leptalens (Verrill, 1884)  
                                        Species Colus martensi (Krause, 1885)  
                                        Species Colus oceanodromae (Dall, 1919) – seahorse whelk 
                                        Species Colus ombronius Dall, 1919 – shady whelk 
                                        Species Colus parvus (Tiba, 1980)  
                                        Species Colus periscelidus (Dall, 1891) – garter whelk 
                                        Species Colus perminutus (Dall, 1927)  
                                        Species Colus profundicola (Verrill and Smith, 1884)  
                                        Species Colus pubescens (A. E. Verrill, 1882) – hairy whelk 
                                        Species Colus pulcius (Dall, 1919)  
                                        Species Colus pygmaeus (Gould, 1841) – pygmy whelk 
                                        Species Colus roseus (Dall, 1877) – rosy whelk 
                                        Species Colus rushii Dall, 1889  
                                        Species Colus sabinii (J. E. Gray, 1824)  
                                        Species Colus sapius (Dall, 1919)  
                                        Species Colus severinus (Dall, 1919)  
                                        Species Colus stejnegeri (Dall, 1884)  
                                        Species Colus stimpsoni (Mřrch, 1867)  
                                        Species Colus syrtensis (Packard, 1867)  
                                        Species Colus tahwitanus (Dall, 1918)  
                                        Species Colus terraenovae Bouchet and Waren, 1985 – ventricose whelk 
                                        Species Colus timetus (Dall, 1919)  
                                        Species Colus trombinus (Dall, 1919)  
                                        Species Colus trophius (Dall, 1919)  
                                        Species Colus turgidulus (Friele, 1877)  
                                        Species Colus verkruezeni (Kobelt, 1876)  
                                        Species Colus virens (Dall, 1877) – green whelk 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Colus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Abbott, Robert Tucker  
  Publication Date: 1974   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Seashells: The Marine Mollusca of the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America. 2nd ed.   
  Page(s): 663   
  Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-442-20228-8   
  Reference for: Colus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Higo, Shun'ichi, Paul Callomon, and Yoshihiro Goto  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Catalogue and Bibliography of the Marine Shell-bearing Mollusca of Japan: Gastropoda, Bivalvia, Polyplacophora, Scaphopoda   
  Page(s): 749   
  Publisher: Elle Scientific Publications   
  Publication Place: Osaka-fu, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 4-901172-01-8   
  Reference for: Colus   

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