Warén A. (1981) Revision of the genera <i>Apicalia</i> A. Adams and <i>Stilapex</i> Iredale and description of two new genera (Mollusca, Prosobranchia, Eulimidae). <i>Zoologica Scripta</i> 10: 133-154. [June 1981]
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Warén, A. (1984). A generic revision of the family Eulimidae (Gastropoda, Prosobranchia). <em>Journal of Molluscan Studies.</em> suppl 13: 1-96.
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Grammatical gender unclear. Treated as feminine in the original publication, with no statement regarding etymology, gender or whether treated as a Latin name. Although not a classical Latin word, the name can be understood as a double genitive meaning "[the one] with a small mouth". Os, oris (latin for "mouth") is neuter in gender, so that the compound name should be neuter if construed as nominative; however as a genitive it can be interpreted (based on original combination of the type species) as "the [Eulima] with a small mouth", making the feminine gender acceptable. Here treated as feminine as in the original publication. [details]