Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
Superfamily: Pyramidelloidea
Family: Pyramidellidae
Subfamily: Turbonillinae
Tribe: Cingulinini
Saurin, 1959[1]

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Cingulinini is a taxonomic tribe of very small sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.[2]


Cingulininae was first introduced by Saurin in 1959, and according to Schander, Van Aartsen & Corgan (1999) it comprises seven genera; Cingulina, Cinctigua, Coemansia, Paracingulina, Polyspirella, Pseudocingulina and Puncticingulina.[3]

As Cingulininae it has been one of eleven recognized subfamilies of the gastropod family Pyramidellidae (according to the taxonomy of Ponder & Lindberg, 1997),[4] the pyrams and their allies. The other 10 subfamilies are Odostomiinae, Turbonillinae, Chrysallidinae, Cyclostremellinae, Sayellinae, Syrnolinae, Eulimellinae, Pyramidellinae, Odostomellinae and Tiberiinae.

In the taxonomy of Bouchet & Rocroi (2005), this subfamily Cingulininae has been downgraded to the rank of tribe Cingulinini and belonging to the subfamily Turbonillinae.[2]


Genera within the subfamily Cingulininae include:

Problematic genera

The following genera are difficult to place within the group Cingulininae + Eulimellinae + Turbonillinae:


  1. Saurin, E. (1959). "Pyramidellidae de Nha-Trang (Viet-Nam)". Annales de la Faculté des Sciences de Saigon. 40: 223–283.
  2. 1 2 Bouchet P.; Rocroi J.-P.; Frýda J.; Hausdorf B.; Ponder W.; Valdés Á. & Warén A. (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997.
  3. Schander, C., van Aartsen, J. J., Corgan, J. C. (1999). "Families and genera of the Pyramidelloidea (Mollusca: Gastropoda)". Bollettino Malacologico. 34 (9-12): 145–166.
  4. Ponder, W.F.; Lindberg, D. R. (1997). "Towards a phylogeny of gastropod molluscs: an analysis using morphological characters". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 119: 88–265. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1997.tb00137.x.
  5. Natural History Museum Rotterdam : Rissopsetia islandica

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