Costellariidae

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Costellariidae
Vexillum consanguineum.shell001.jpg
Two shells of Vexillum consanguineum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Costellariidae
J. D. MacDonald, 1860
Genera
See text
Diversity[1]
about 320 recent species
Synonyms

Vexillidae Thiele, 1929

Costellariidae sometimes called the "ribbed miters" is a taxonomic family of minute to medium-sized predatory sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks.[2] This family of snails is also sometimes referred to as Vexillum miters. The main family of miter shells however is Mitridae, a closely related group.

Taxonomy[edit]

This family was previously sometimes known as Vexillidae.

Latiromitra (from family Ptychatractidae) has been found to be closely related to Costellariidae in the molecular phylogeny analysis by Fedosov & Kantor (2010).[1][clarification needed]

Genera[edit]

Genera within the family Costellariidae include:

synonyms:

Ecology[edit]

carnivorous.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Fedosov A. E. & Kantor Yu. I. (2010). " . [Evolution of carnivorous gastropods of the family Costellariidae (Neogastropoda) in the framework of molecular phylogeny]". Ruthenica 20(2): 117-139. PDF
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia 47 (1-2). 
  3. ^ Robin, A. (2010). Austromitra Finlay, 1927. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=410823 on 2010-12-25
  4. ^ WoRMS (2010). Pusiolina Cossmann, 1921. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=450524 on 2010-12-25

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