Neomphalina is a major taxonomic grouping of sea snails, vent-endemic marine gastropod mollusks that form a very ancient lineage, going back to the Palaeozoic era. [1 ]
Neomphaloidea was regarded for a long time as belonging within the clade Vetigastropoda. Molecular phylogeny showed however that it belongs in its own clade, the Neomphalina, and that this clade is basal to the Vetigastropoda. The Neomphalina is a monophyletic clade, with uncertain relations among the gastropods. [2 ] [3 ] [4 ]
The clade Neomphalina has the largest
radiation in in situ hydrothermal vent habitats.
References [ edit ]
^ Bouchet, P. (2011). Neomphalina. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=579262 on 2012-03-20
^ W. F. Ponder, D. R. Lindberg, Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 119, 83–265 (1997)
^ A. G. McArthur, B. F. Koop, Molecular Phylogenet. Evol. 13, 255–274 (1999).
^ Stephanie W. Aktipis, Gonzalo Giribet (2010), A phylogeny of Vetigastropoda and other “archaeogastropods”: re-organizing old gastropod clades, Invertebrate Biology > Vol 129 Issue 3; p. 220-240
External links [ edit ]
Steffen Kiel (2010), The Vent and Seep Biota: Aspects from Microbes to Ecosystems, Nature
A. Warén, S. Bengtson, S. K. Goffredi & C. L. Van Dover, A hydrothermal-vent gastropod with iron sulfide biomineralized dermal sclerites
Thomas Kunze, Martin Hess, Martin Brückner, Friederike Beck & Gerhard Haszprunar, Skeneimorph gastropods in Neomphalina and Vetigastropoda — A preliminary report, Zoosymposia 1: 119–131 (2008); ISSN 1178-9913