dcsimg

Littorinoidea

provided by wikipedia EN

Littorinoidea are a superfamily of both sea snails and land snails which have a gill and an operculum, terrestrial and marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Littorinimorpha.[2]

The terrestrial family within this group, the Pomatiidae, are sometimes called "land winkles"[3] because the group originated in the sea and the closely related family Littorinidae are known as "winkles".

Taxonomy

These families and subfamilies have been recognized in the taxonomy of Bouchet & Rocroi (2005):

(Extinct taxa are indicated by a dagger, †.)

Families brought into synonymy
  • Bembiciidae: synonym of Lacuninae
  • Cyclostomatidae: synonym of Pomatiidae
  • Ericiidae: synonym of Pomatiidae
  • Faxiidae: synonym of Sherborniinae
  • Lacunidae: synonym of Littorinidae
  • Melarhaphidae: synonym of Littorininae
  • Reynellonidae: synonym of Pickworthiinae
  • Risellidae: synonym of Lacuninae

References

  1. ^ Children, J. G. (1834). Synopsis of the contents of the British Museum. ed. 28: 110.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia. 47 (1–2).
  3. ^ Journal of Molluscan Studies, GENETIC AND MORPHOLOGICAL VARIATION IN THE LAND WINKLE POMATIAS ELEGANS (MÜLLER) (CAENOGASTROPODA: POMATIASIDAE) Volume 67, Issue 2, pp 145–152 (http://mollus.oxfordjournals.org/content/67/2/145.abstract) Accessed 2014-9-2
 title=
license
cc-by-sa-3.0
copyright
Wikipedia authors and editors
original
visit source
partner site
wikipedia EN

Littorinoidea: Brief Summary

provided by wikipedia EN

Littorinoidea are a superfamily of both sea snails and land snails which have a gill and an operculum, terrestrial and marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Littorinimorpha.

The terrestrial family within this group, the Pomatiidae, are sometimes called "land winkles" because the group originated in the sea and the closely related family Littorinidae are known as "winkles".

license
cc-by-sa-3.0
copyright
Wikipedia authors and editors
original
visit source
partner site
wikipedia EN