Buccinoidea

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Buccinoidea
Penion cuvieranus cuvieranus.JPG
A shell of Penion maximus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Rafinesque, 1815
Families

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Buccinoidea is a taxonomic superfamily of very small to large predatory sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks.

This superfamily is in the clade Neogastropoda according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda (Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005). It had been placed within the infraorder Neogastropoda according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda (Ponder & Lindberg, 1997).

Families[edit]

These families are within Buccinoidea in the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi (2005):

Families brought into synonymy
  • Anachidae Golikov & Starobogatov, 1972: synonym of Columbellidae Swainson, 1840
  • Buccinulidae Finlay, 1928: synonym of Buccinulini Finlay, 1928
  • Cominellidae: synonym of Buccinidae Rafinesque, 1815
  • Nassidae Swainson, 1835: synonym of Nassariidae Iredale, 1916 (1835)
  • Neptuneidae Stimpson, 1865: synonym of Buccinidae Rafinesque, 1815
  • Peristerniidae Tryon, 1880: synonym of Peristerniinae Tryon, 1880
  • Pyrenidae Suter, 1909: synonym of Columbellidae Swainson, 1840



References[edit]

  • Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (2005). Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia. 47(1-2): 1-397 ISBN 3-925919-72-4.