Strophocheilidae

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Strophocheilidae
Temporal range: Paleocene–Recent[1]
Strophocheilus oblongus 004.jpg
Apertural view of a shell of Strophocheilus oblongus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Acavoidea
Family: Strophocheilidae
Pilsbry, 1902

Strophocheilidae is a taxonomic family of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Acavoidea (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).[2]

Fossil record[edit]

The genus Eoborus is the family's oldest fossil record, dating from the Middle Paleocene of Brazil (Itaboraí Basin)[1][3] and Uruguay (Santa Lucía Basin).[4]

Genera[edit]

The family Strophocheilidae consists of two subfamilies and genera including:

subfamily Strophocheilinae Pilsbry, 1902

subfamily Megalobuliminae Leme, 1973

  • genus Megalobulimus K. Miller, 1878 - type genus of the subfamily Megalobuliminae[2]
  • genus Eoborus Klappenbach & Olazarri, 1970

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Salvador, R.B. & Simone, L.R.L. 2012. New fossil pulmonate snails from the Paleocene of Itaboraí Basin, Brazil (Pulmonata: Cerionidae, Strophocheilidae, Orthalicidae). Archiv für Molluskenkunde 141(1): 43-50. doi:10.1127/arch.moll/1869-0963/141/043-050
  2. ^ a b c Bouchet P., Rocroi J.-P., Frýda J., Hausdorf B., Ponder W., Valdés Á. & Warén A. (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology (Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks) 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3925919724. ISSN 0076-2997. 
  3. ^ Salvador, R.B. & Simone, L.R.L. Taxonomic revision of the fossil pulmonate mollusks of Itaboraí Basin (Paleocene), Brazil. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 53(2): 5-46. (http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S0031-10492013000200001&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en)
  4. ^ Martínez, S.; Veroslavsky, G.; Verde, M. 1997. Primer registro del Paleoceno en el Uruguay - paleosuelos calcareos fosiliferos en la Cuenca de Santa Lucía. Revista Brasileira de Geociências 27(3): 295-302.

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