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Temporal range: Early Cambrian
Latouchella costata.JPG
Latouchella costata, reconstructed as a snail
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Helcionelloida
Superfamily: Scenelloidea
Family: Coreospiridae
Knight, 1947

see text.


Archaeospiridae Yu, 1979
Yangtzespirinae Yu, 1984
Latouchellidae Golikov & Starobogatov, 1989

Coreospiridae is an extinct family of Paleozoic molluscs of uncertain position taxonomically. They might be snails (Gastropoda), Helcionelloida, or they might be Monoplacophora.

2005 taxonomy[edit]

The taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005[1] categorizes Coreospiridae in the superfamily Scenelloidea within the Paleozoic molluscs of uncertain systematic position.

2006–2007 taxonomy[edit]

According to P. Yu. Parkhaev, the family Coreospiridae is in the family Helcionelloidea (Wenz, 1938) in the order Helcionelliformes (Golikov & Starobogatov, 1975) within the subclass Archaeobranchia (Parkhaev, 2001) in the class Helcionelloida (Peel, 1991).


Genera in the family Coreospiridae include:


  1. ^ Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (Ed.); Frýda J., Hausdorf B., Ponder W., Valdes A. & Warén A. 2005. Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology, 47(1-2). ConchBooks: Hackenheim, Germany. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 397 pp.
  2. ^ Whitfield R. P. 1878. Preliminary descriptions of new species of fossils from the lower geological formations of Wisconsin. Annual Report of the Wisconsin Geological Survey for 1877:50-89.
  • Knight, J. B. (1947). Some new Cambrian bellerophont gastropods. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. 106(17): 1−11, pls. 1−2