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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Haliotoidea
Family: Temnotropidae
Cox, 1960

Temnotropidae is an extinct family of fossil sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Haliotoidea, the abalones and their allies (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005). This family has no subfamilies.


Genera within the family Temnotropidae include:


  • Cox, L. R. (1960). Thoughts on the classification of the Gastropoda. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London. 33(6): 239−261
  • Paleobiology database info [2]