Capulidae

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Capulidae
Capulus ungaricus 001.jpg
Two shells of Capulus ungaricus with the periostracum removed
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Capuloidea
Fleming, 1822
Family: Capulidae
Fleming, 1822
Genera

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Synonyms
  • Trichotropidae Gray, 1850
  • Verenidae Gray, 1857 (inv.)
  • Pileopsidae Chenu, 1859
  • Lippistidae Iredale, 1924
  • Siriidae Iredale, 1931
  • Cerithhiodermatidae Hacobjan, 1976

The Capulidae, the cap snails or cap shells, are a taxonomic family of limpet-like sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Littorinimorpha. [1] Capulidae is the only family in the superfamily Capuloidea. According to taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi (2005) the family Capulidae has no subfamilies.

The name Trichotropidae was previously used for this family, but this name is invalid, as it is a junior synonym.[2]

Genera[edit]

Genera within the family Capulidae include:[3]

Genera brought into synonymy 
  • Actita Fischer von Waldheim, 1823: synonym of Capulus Montfort, 1810
  • Antitrichotropis Powell, 1951: synonym of Torellia Jeffreys, 1867
  • Brocchia Bronn, 1828: synonym of Capulus Montfort, 1810
  • Capulonix Iredale, 1929: synonym of Capulus Montfort, 1810
  • Iphinoe H. Adams & A. Adams, 1856 : synonym of Neoiphinoe Habe, 1978
  • Neoconcha E.A. Smith, 1907: synonym of Torellia (Neoconcha) E.A. Smith, 1907
  • Ovotropis Egorov & Alexeyev, 1998: synonym of Neoiphinoe Habe, 1978
  • Pileopsis Lamarck, 1822 : synonym of Capulus Montfort, 1810
  • Trichoconcha E.A. Smith, 1907: synonym of Torellia Jeffreys, 1867

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