|Various examples of Cocculiniformia|
The Cocculinoidea, as now designated, is a superfamily of deepwater limpets (marine gastropod)s, the only superfamily in the clade Cocculiniformia, one of the main clades of gastropods according to the taxonomy as set up by (Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005). Cocciliniformia was previously designated as a superorder, but is no longer.
The Cocculinoidea (Cocculinacea Dall, 1882) are combined with the Lepetelliodea (Lepetellacea Dall, 1882) in Cocculinoformia Haszprunar, 1987, referred to as a clade in Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005 although it was previously designated a superorder by Ponder & Lindberg, 1997. Bouchet & Rocroi(2005) leave the Cocculiniformia to consist only of the Cocculinoidea, having moved the Lepetelloidea to the Vetigastropoda.
(Note that before the recent stipulation by the ICZN, the majority of invertebrate superfamilies ended in -acea, or -aceae, not -oidea.)
- Keen, A.Myra 1958; Sea Shells of Tropical West America, Stanford University Press.
- Moore, R.C. 1952, Gastropods, in Moore, Lalicker, and Fischer; Invertebrate Fossils, McGraw-Hill Book.
- Strong E. E., Harasewych M. G. & Haszprunar G. (2005) "Phylogeny of the Cocculinoidea (Mollusca, Gastropoda)." Invertebrate Biology 122(2): 114-125. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7410.2003.tb00077.x
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