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Wairarapa (gastropod)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Drilliidae
Genus: Wairarapa
Vella, 1954
Type species
Wairarapa rebecca Vella, 1954

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Wairarapa is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Drilliidae.


This genus was proposed by Vella in 1954 for species resembling Splendrillia, but having a different protoconch, another subsutural fold and showing a stromboid notch


The species type of this genus is extinct and was endemic to New Zealand. W. duplaris occurs off North Australia to Queensland, Auistralia.


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