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Chrysomallon squamiferum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Neomphalina
Superfamily: Neomphaloidea
Family: Peltospiridae
McLean, 1989

Peltospiridae is a small family of gastropods that used to belong to the clade Vetigastropoda (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005), but is now included in the clade Neomphalina [1]

This family has no subfamilies.


Genera within the family Peltospiridae:


A cladogram based on sequences of cytochrome-c oxidase I (COI) genes showing phylogenic relations of Peltospiridae.[2] Lacunoides and Cyathermia are sometimes classified within Neomphalidae, but according to the COI genne analysis, they cluster within Peltospiridae.[3]


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Gigantopelta aegis

Peltospira operculata

Peltospira smaragdina

Peltospira delicata

Nodopelta subnoda

Rhynchopelta concentrica

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Cyathermia naticoides

Lacunoides sp. Kermadec

Depressigyra globulus

Pachydermia laevis


  1. ^ Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2010). Peltospiridae. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-03-20
  2. ^ Chen C., Linse K., Roterman C. N., Copley J. T. & Rogers A. D. (2015). "A new genus of large hydrothermal vent‐endemic gastropod (Neomphalina: Peltospiridae)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 175(2), 319-335. doi:10.1111/zoj.12279.
  3. ^ Chen C.; Linse K.; Copley J. T.; Rogers A.D. (2015). "The 'scaly-foot gastropod': a new genus and species of hydrothermal vent-endemic gastropod (Neomphalina: Peltospiridae) from the Indian Ocean". Journal of Molluscan Studies. 81: 322–334. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyv013.