Amathinidae

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Amathinidae
Amathina tricarinata 002.jpg
Lateral view of a shell of Amathina tricarinata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
Superfamily: Pyramidelloidea
Family: Amathinidae
Ponder, 1987

Amathinidae, is a taxonomic family mostly consisting of small and minute sea snails, marine heterobranch gastropod molluscs or micromolluscs in the superfamily Pyramidelloidea.

Two shells of Iselica ovoidea

Together with Pyramidellidae, Ebalidae, Turbonillidae, Odostomidae and other genera they form the superfamily Pyramidelloidea.

Little is known on the biology of the group, but some data on the anatomy and systematic position is given by Ponder (1987)[1] and Huber (1993).[2]

1999 taxonomy[edit]

Genera within the family Amathinidae according to the taxonomy of Schander, Van Aartsen & Corgan (1999)[3] include:

2005 taxonomy[edit]

This family has no subfamilies.[4]

Genera[edit]

This family presently comprises less than 100[citation needed] recent and fossil species divided into seven genera: Amathina, Amathinoides, Carinorbis, Cyclothyca, Iselica, Leucotina and Phasianema.[citation needed]

Two additional genera, Faluniella and Plicifer may also be a part of Amathinidae:[citation needed]

Genera within the family Amathinidae include:

Genera brought into synonymy
  • Adelactaeon Cossmann, 1895: synonym of Leucotina A. Adams, 1860
  • Myonia A. Adams, 1860: synonym of Leucotina A. Adams, 1860

Anatomy[edit]

The shells are usually flat without coiling. They usually have strong axial ribs. Ponder described giant neurons in the cerebral ganglion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ponder, W. F. (1987). "The anatomy and relationships of the pyramidellacean limpet Amathina tricarinata (Mollusca: Gastropoda)". Asian Marine Biology. 4: 1–34. 
  2. ^ Huber, G. (1993). "On the cerebral nervous system of marine Heterobranchia (Gastropoda)". Journal of Molluscan Studies. 59 (4): 381–420. doi:10.1093/mollus/59.4.381. 
  3. ^ Schander, C.; van Aartsen, J. J.; Corgan, J. C. (1999). "Families and genera of the Pyramidelloidea (Mollusca: Gastropoda)". Bollettino Malacologico. 34 (9–12): 145–166. 
  4. ^ 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 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 
  5. ^ WoRMS (2010). Amathina Gray, 1842. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=181104 on 2011-01-11
  6. ^ WoRMS (2010). Clathrella Recluz, 1864. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138403 on 2011-01-11
  7. ^ WoRMS (2010). Cyclothyca Stearns, 1891. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=531810 on 2011-01-11
  8. ^ WoRMS (2010). Iselica. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=415513 on 2011-01-11
  9. ^ Gofas, S. (2010). Leucotina A. Adams, 1860. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=181116 on 2011-01-11

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