Skeneidae

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Skeneidae
Skenea catenoides 001.jpg
Two views of a shell of Skenea catenoides
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Skeneidae
Clark W., 1851
Type genus
Skenea Fleming, 1824
Genera and species

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The Skeneidae are a family of minute to small marine gastropod molluscs in the superfamily Trochoidea.[1]

The former subfamily Skeneinae (in the family Turbinidae) was loosely defined. Recent molecular evidence suggests that a number of these genera in Skeneinae probably belong to other families altogether, so many of these assignments must be regarded as provisional.[2][3] The subfamily Skeneidae has been upgraded to the status of family Skeneidae, comprising most genera formerly in the subfamily Skeneinae. But even then, the family Skeneidae represents a polyphyletic, “skeneimorph” assemblage.[4] It should be pruned of many genera which would go to the superfamily Seguenzioidea according to Kano (2008) [5] Until a researcher formally assigns them to a seguenzioid family in the literature, the database WoRMS prefers to keep them unchanged.

This family is assemblage of small to very small shells that lack a nacreous structure. The shells are white and show no color patterns.

Genera[edit]

Genera moved to other families
Genera brought into synonymy
  • Crosseia P. Fischer, 1885 accepted as Crossea A. Adams, 1865
  • Lapidicola Egorova, 1972 accepted as Lissotesta Iredale, 1915
  • Tharsiella Bush, 1897 accepted as Cirsonella Angas, 1877

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2013). Skeneidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=558146 on 2013-09-30
  2. ^ Kano, Yasunori (January 2008). "Vetigastropod phylogeny and a new concept of Seguenzioidea: independent evolution of copulatory organs in the deep-sea habitats". Zoologica Scripta 37 (1): 1–21. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2007.00316.x. 
  3. ^ Kano, Yasunori; Chikyu, Eri; Warén, Anders (2009). "Morphological, ecological and molecular characterization of the enigmatic planispiral snail genus Adeuomphalus (Vetigastropoda: Seguenzioidea)". Journal of Molluscan Studies 75 (4): 397–418. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyp037. 
  4. ^ Thomas Kunze, Martin Heß, Friederike Beck, Gerhard Haszprunar, Skeneimorph gastropods in Neomphalina and Vetigastropoda — A preliminary
  5. ^ Y. Kano, Vetigastropod phylogeny and a new concept of Seguenzioidea: independent evolution of copulatory organs in the deep‐sea habitats; Zoologica Scripta 37, 2008
  6. ^ WoRMS (2009). Dillwynella. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=413477 on 2010-04-19
  7. ^ WoRMS (2009). Tharsis Jeffreys, 1883. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=437228 on 2010-04-19
  • Hickman, C.S. & McLean, J.H. (1990) Systematic revision and suprageneric classification of trochacean gastropods.; Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Science Series, 35, 1–169
  • Warén, A. (1991) New and little known skeneimorph gastropods from the Mediterranean Sea and the adjacent Atlantic Ocean. Bollettino Malacologico, 27, 149–248.