Ringiculidae

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Ringiculidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
informal group Lower Heterobranchia
Superfamily: Ringiculoidea
Philippi, 1853
Family: Ringiculidae
Philippi, 1853
Genera

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Ringiculidae are a family of minute deep water sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks or micromollusks in the informal group Lower Heterobranchia.[1]

Ringiculidae is the only family within the superfamily Ringiculoidea.

The shells of species in this family superficially resemble minute versions of the shells of the Cassinae.

Genera[edit]

Genera in the family Ringiculidae include:[2][3] Genus Microglyphis Dall, 1902

Genus Pseudoringicula Lin, 1980

Genus Ringicula Deshayes, 1838

Genus Ringiculoides Minichev, 1966

Genus Ringiculopsis Chavan, 1947

Genus Ringiculospongia Sacco, 1892

Genera brought into synonymy
  • Hyporingicula Habe, 1952: synonym of Microglyphis Dall, 1902
  • Ringiculina Monterosato, 1884: synonym of Ringicula Deshayes, 1838

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (Ed.); Frýda J., Hausdorf B., Ponder W., Valdes A. & 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. http://www.vliz.be/Vmdcdata/imis2/ref.php?refid=78278
  2. ^ "Ringiculidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  3. ^ Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  • Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp.