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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Neomphalina
Superfamily: Neomphaloidea
Family: Neomphalidae
McLean, 1981[1]
10 extant species

Cyathermiidae McLean, 1990

Neomphalidae is a family of sea snails or limpets, specifically deep sea hydrothermal vent limpets. This family was included in the Vetigastropoda, which is a clade according to the Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005. It is now included in the clade Neomphalina.[3]

No subfamilies are included in this family. The Neomphalidae was removed from the subclass Eogastropoda where it was the only family in the superfamily Neomphaloidea McLean, 1981 and order Neomphalida (McLean, 1981).[4]


Genera and species within the Neomphalidae include:[5]


  1. ^ a b McLean J. H. (8 December 1981). "The Galapagos rift limpet Neomphalus: relevance to understanding the evolution of a major paleozoic-mesozoic radiation". Malacologia 21(1-2): 291-336.
  2. ^ WoRMS. Taxon tree. accessed 28 November 2017.
  3. ^ Bouchet, P. (2010). Neomphalidae. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-03-20
  4. ^ SysTax Neomphalida McLean, 1981
  5. ^ a b cited 2 October 2008

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