Margaritidae

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Margaritidae
Gaza daedala 2.jpg
Gaza daedala
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Margaritidae
Thiele, 1924
Synonyms[1]
  • Gazidae Hickman & McLean, 1990
  • Margaritinae Thiele, 1924 (original rank)

Margaritidae is a family of small sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Trochoidea (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).[1]

Margaritinae Thiele, 1924, originally a subfamily in Trochidae was moved to Turbinidae following Williams et al. 2007. It has been elevated to the rank of family Margaritidae. This family has no subfamilies.

Genera[edit]

Genera within the family Margaritidae include:

Genera brought into synonymy
  • Eumargarita P. Fischer, 1885: synonym of Margarites Gray, 1847
  • Margarita Leach, 1819: synonym of Margarites Gray, 1847
  • Valvatella Gray, 1857: synonym of Margarites Gray, 1847

References[edit]

  • Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (2005) Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia 47(1-2): 1-397
  • Hickman C.S. (2012) A new genus and two new species of deep-sea gastropods (Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda: Gazidae). The Nautilus 126(2): 57–67
  • Williams S.T. (2012) Advances in molecular systematics of the vetigastropod superfamily Trochoidea. Zoologica Scripta 41(6): 571-595.
  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2012). Margaritidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=714634 on 3 JUly 2013