Littorinoidea

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Littorinoidea
Tudorella sulcata shell.jpg
Apertural view of a shell and an operculum of the land snail Tudorella sulcata in the family Pomatiidae
Tropidofora fimbriata haemostoma IleRonde 8605.jpg
The land snail Tropidophora fimbriata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Littorinoidea
Children, 1834[1]
Families

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Littorinoidea is a superfamily of both sea snails and land snails which have a gill and an operculum, terrestrial and marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Littorinimorpha.[2]

The terrestrial family within this group, the Pomatiidae, are sometimes called "land winkles"[3] because the group originated in the sea and the closely related family Littorinidae are known as "winkles".

Taxonomy[edit]

The following families and subfamilies have been recognized in the taxonomy of Bouchet & Rocroi (2005):

(Extinct taxa indicated by a dagger, †.)

Families brought into synonymy
  • Bembiciidae: synonym of Lacuninae
  • Cyclostomatidae: synonym of Pomatiidae
  • Ericiidae: synonym of Pomatiidae
  • Faxiidae: synonym of Sherborniinae
  • Lacunidae: synonym of Littorinidae
  • Melarhaphidae: synonym of Littorininae
  • Reynellonidae: synonym of Pickworthiinae
  • Risellidae: synonym of Lacuninae

References[edit]

  1. ^ Children J. G. (1834). Synopsis of the contents of the British Museum. ed. 28: 110.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia 47 (1–2). 
  3. ^ Journal of Molluscan Studies, GENETIC AND MORPHOLOGICAL VARIATION IN THE LAND WINKLE POMATIAS ELEGANS (MÜLLER) (CAENOGASTROPODA: POMATIASIDAE) Volume 67, Issue 2, pp 145–152 (http://mollus.oxfordjournals.org/content/67/2/145.abstract) Accessed 2014-9-2