Architectonicidae

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Architectonicidae
Architectonica sp. (Marine snail).jpg
A live individual of Architectonica perspectiva
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
informal group Lower Heterobranchia
Superfamily: Architectonicoidea
Family: Architectonicidae
Gray, 1850
Genera

See text.

Architectonicidae, common name the staircase shells or sundials, are a family of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the informal group "Lower Heterobranchia" (= Allogastropoda) of the clade Heterobranchia.

The extinct families † Amphitomariidae Bandel, 1994 and † Cassianaxidae Bandel, 1996 belong to the same superfamily.

Genera[edit]

Genera within the family Architectonicidae include:[1][2]

Genera brought into synonymy
  • Acutitectonica Habe, 1961: synonym of Discotectonica Marwick, 1931
  • Astronacus Woodring, 1959: synonym of Heliacus (Torinista) Iredale, 1936
  • Claraxis Iredale, 1936: synonym of Granosolarium Sacco, 1892
  • Discosolis Dall, 1892: synonym of Pseudomalaxis P. Fischer, 1885
  • Mangonuia Mestayer, 1930: synonym of Pseudomalaxis P. Fischer, 1885
  • Patulaxis Dall, 1892: synonym of † Climacopoma Fischer, 1885
  • Russetia Garrard, 1961: synonym of Discotectonica Marwick, 1931
  • Solariaxis Dall, 1892 : synonym of Granosolarium Sacco, 1892
  • Solarium Lamarck, 1799: synonym of Architectonica Röding, 1798
  • Torinia Gray, 1842 : synonym of Heliacus d'Orbigny, 1842

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Architectonicidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  2. ^ Bieler R. & Petit R. E. (2005). "Catalogue of Recent and fossil taxa of the family Architectonicidae Gray, 1850 (Mollusca: Gastropoda)". Zootaxa 1101: 1–119. PDF.
  3. ^ Mestayer (1930). Trans. New Zealand Inst. 61: 145.
  • Bieler R. (1993). Architectonicidae of the Indo-Pacific (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Abhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg (NF) 30: 1-376
  • Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (2005) Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia 47(1-2): 1-397.

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