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The superfamily Buccinoidea is is distributed across all oceans and from Arctic to Antarctic waters. It is one of the largest groups of Neogastropoda, currently including around 3390 extant species in 337 genera, with 359 species in 86 genera recorded from Australia. The arrangement followed here is based on the revised classification of Kantor et al. (2022) who used molecular data, supplemented by anatomical and radula data, to substantially revise the relationships between the previously recognised families and subfamilies. They presented a new classification including 20 families and 23 subfamilies, and reclassified all but 40 genera.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
28-Sep-2022 BUCCINOIDEA 07-Sep-2022 MODIFIED
28-Jun-2018 BUCCINOIDEA 27-Jun-2012 MODIFIED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Ingo Burghardt Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
12-Feb-2010 (import)