Neritopsidae

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Neritopsidae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Neritimorpha
Superfamily: Neritopsoidea
Family: Neritopsidae
Gray, 1847
Subfamilies

Neritopsidae is a family of small sea snails and freshwater snails in the clade Cycloneritimorpha (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).

The great majority of species within this family are only known as fossils. The few species which are extant are sometimes termed "living fossils". [1]

Taxonomy[edit]

2005 taxonomy[edit]

This family consists of three following subfamilies (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005):

2007 taxonomy[edit]

Bandel (2007)[1] have established two new subfamilies. But he recognizes Naticopsinae at family level as Naticopsidae with newly created subfamilies in it.[1]

Genera[edit]

Genera within the family Neritopsidae include:

The only extant genera are Neritopsis and Pluviostilla from subfamily Neritopsinae.

Subfamily Neritopsinae

Subfamily † Naticopsinae

subfamily † Cassianopsinae - from Late Triassic[1]

subfamily † Colubrellopsinae

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Bandel K. (2007). "Description and classification of Late Triassic Neritimorpha (Gastropoda, Mollusca) from the St Cassian Formation, Italian Alps". Bulletin of Geosciences 82(3): 215-274. doi:10.3140/bull.geosci.2007.03.215.