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Pelagiella atlantoides.jpg
Drawing of the apical, apertural and basal view of Pelagiella atlantoides.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
(unranked): incertae sedis
Class: Helcionelloida
Order: Pelagielliformes
Family: Pelagiellidae
Knight, 1956[1]

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  • Proeccyliopteridae Kobayashi, 1962 (n.a.)[2]
  • Protoscaevogyridae Kobayashi, 1962 (n.a.)[2]

Pelagiellidae is an extinct family of Paleozoic fossil marine molluscs.

2005 taxonomy[edit]

The taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005[3] categorizes Pelagiellidae in the superfamilia Pelagielloidea within the Paleozoic molluscs of uncertain systematic position. This family has no subfamilies.

2006–2007 taxonomy[edit]

According to P. Yu. Parkhaev, the family Pelagiellidae is in the order Pelagiellifomes MacKinnon, 1985 within the subclass Archaeobranchia Parkhaev, 2001, in the class Helcionelloida Peel, 1991.


Genera in the family Pelagiellidae include:


  1. ^ Knight J. B. 1956. New families of Gastropoda. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 46(2): 41-42.
  2. ^ a b Kobayashi (20 March) 1962. Journal of the Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, section 2 (Geology, Mineralogy, Geography, Geophysics), 14(1):17.
  3. ^ Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (Ed.); Frýda J., Hausdorf B., Ponder W., Valdés Á. & 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.
  4. ^ Matthew G.F. 1895. The Protolenus fauna. Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences 14: 101-153. Pelagiella on the page 131. Plate VI., figure 6 a-c.

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