Dexiarchia

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Dexiarchia
Janolus fuscus 4.jpg
Close-up of anterior end of Janolus fuscus, family Proctonotidae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Heterobranchia
Clade: Euthyneura
Clade: Nudipleura
Order: Nudibranchia
Clade: Dexiarchia
Schrödl et al., 2001
Clades

The Dexiarchia are a suborder of sea slugs, shell-less marine gastropod molluscs in the order Nudibranchia.[1] This classification is based on the study by Schrödl et al., published in 2001, who recognized within this clade two clades Pseudoeuctenidiacea and Cladobranchia.[2]

Taxonomy[edit]

Clade Pseudoeuctenidiacea ( = Doridoxida)[edit]

Clade Cladobranchia ( = Cladohepatica)[edit]

Contains the subclades Euarminida, Dendronotida and Aeolidida

Subclade Euarminida[edit]

Subclade Dendronotida[edit]

Subclade Aeolidida[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bouchet, P.; Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia. 47 (1–2). 
  2. ^ M. Schrödl; H. Wägele; R.C. Willan (2001). "Taxonomic rediscrioption of the Doridoxidae (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia), an enigmatic family of deep water nudibranchs with discussion of the basal nudibranch phylogeny". Zoologischer Anzeiger. 240: 83–97. doi:10.1078/0044-5231-00008.