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Shells of Exomilus compressus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Raphitomidae
Genus: Exomilus
Hedley, 1918
Type species
Mangelia lutaria
Hedley, 1907

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Exomilus is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Raphitomidae.


The small shell is, subcylindrical. It contains few whorls. The base is concave. The sculpture consists of radial ribs latticed by spiral cords. The outer lip is slightly thickened and denticulate within. The sinus is shallow and subsutural.


The species in this marine genus are endemic to Australia.


Species within the genus Exomilus include:

Species brought into synonymy
  • Exomilus anxius (Hedley, 1909): synonym of Exomilus edychrous (Hervier, 1897)
  • Exomilus compressa Fedosov & Puillandre, 2012: synonym of Exomilus compressus Fedosov & Puillandre, 2012
  • Exomilus fenestratus (Tate & May, 1900): synonym of Gatliffena fenestrata (Tate & May, 1900)
  • Exomilus perangulata Hervier, 1897 : synonym of Mangelia orophoma Melvill & Standen, 1896Small text
  • Exomilus spica (Hedley, 1907): synonym of Exomilopsis spica (Hedley, 1907)
  • Hedley, 1919 [Journal of the Royal Society of New South Wales, supplement to vol. 51: 79, 81]
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1966. The molluscan families Speightiidae and Turridae, an evaluation of the valid taxa, both Recent and fossil, with list of characteristic species. Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum. Auckland, New Zealand 5: 1–184, pls 1–23
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