Trochoidea (superfamily)

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This article is about a superfamily of sea snails. For the genus of land snails, see Trochoidea (genus).
Trochoidea
Tegula pulligo.jpg
A live individual of Tegula pulligo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Rafinesque, 1815
Families

See text

Synonyms
  • Trochacea
  • Turbinoidea Rafinesque, 1815

Trochoidea is a superfamily of small to very large vetigastropod sea snails with gills and an operculum. [1] Species within this superfamily have nacre as the inner shell layer. The families within this superfamily include the Trochidae, the top snails. This superfamily is the largest vetigastropodan superfamily, containing more than 2,000 species. [2]

Note that this taxon is not the same as a pulmonate land snail genus which is spelled the same way: Trochoidea (genus).

Taxonomy[edit]

2005 taxonomy[edit]

This superfamily consisted of nine following families (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005):

2008 taxonomy[edit]

According to Williams et al. (2008)[3] the taxonomy of Trochoidea looks this:

Unassigned to a family :

Families brought into synonymy
  • Cyclostrematidae P. Fischer, 1865: synonym of Liotiidae Gray, 1850
  • Gazidae Hickman & McLean, 1990: synonym of Margaritidae Thiele, 1924
  • Stomatellidae Gray, 1840: synonym of Stomatellinae'Gray, 1840
  • Stomatiidae Carpenter, 1861: synonym of Stomatellinae Gray, 1840

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gofas, S. (2013). Trochoidea. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=156489 on 2013-06-29
  2. ^ Williams, S.T. (2012). Advances in molecular systematics of the vetigastropod superfamily Trochoidea. —Zoologica Scripta, 41, 571–595
  3. ^ Williams S. T., Karube S. & Ozawa T. (September 2008) "Molecular systematics of Vetigastropoda: Trochidae, Turbinidae and Trochoidea redefined". Zoologica Scripta 37(5): 483-506. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2008.00341.x
  4. ^ a b Williams S.T., Donald K.M., Spencer H.G. & Nakano T. (2010) Molecular systematics of the marine gastropod families Trochidae and Calliostomatidae (Mollusca: Superfamily Trochoidea). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54:783-809.