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The present taxonomic arrangement follows Bouchet et al. (2017), which provides a fully ranked, hierarchical classification down to the subtribe level that summarizes recent advances in the phylogeny of the Gastropoda as well as a nomenclatorial revision for all proposed names as far as availability and validity under the ICZN.


General References

Bouchet, P., Rocroi, J.P., Hausdorf, B., Kaim, A., Kano, Y., Nützel, A., Parkhaev, P., Schrödl, M. & Strong, E.E. 2017. Revised classification, nomenclator and typification of gastropod and monoplacophoran families. Malacologia 61(1-2): 1–526

Burmeister, C.H.C. 1837. Handbuch der Naturgeschichte zum Gebrauch bei Vorlesungen. II. Zoologie. Berlin pp. 369-858.

Dinapoli, A. & Klussmann-Kolb, A. 2010. The long way to diversity – Phylogeny and evolution of the Heterobranchia (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55: 60–76

Gray, J.E. 1840. Shells of molluscous animals. pp. 105-152 in Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum. London : British Museum. [a 2nd printing, dated 4 November 1840, listed "Shells of molluscous animals" with the pp. 106-156] [148]

Jörger, K.M., Stöger, I., Kano, Y., Fukuda, H., Knebelsberger, T. & Schrödl, M. 2010. On the origin of Acochlidia and other enigmatic euthyneuran gastropods, with implications for the systematics of Heterobranchia. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10(323): 1–20 [Published online 25 Oct 2010]

Ponder, W.F. & Lindberg, D.R. 1997. Towards a phylogeny of gastropod molluscs: an analysis using morphological characters. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 119: 83–265 [185]

Schrödl, M. 2014. Time to say “Bye-bye Pulmonata”? Spixiana (Munich) 37(2): 161–164

Schrödl, M., Jörger, K., Klussmann-Kolb, A. & Wilson, N.G. 2011. Bye bye “Opisthobranchia”! A review on the contribution of mesopsammic sea slugs to euthyneuran systematics. Thalassas 27: 101–112

Wägele, H., Klussmann-Kolb, A., Verbeek, E. & Schrödl, M. 2014. Flashback and foreshadowing—a review of the taxon Opisthobranchia. Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 14: 133–149

Zapata, F., Wilson, N.G., Howison, M., Andrade, S.C.S., Jörger, K.M., Schrödl, M., Goetz, F.E., Giribet, G. & Dunn, C.W. 2014. Phylogenomic analyses of deep gastropod relationships reject Orthogastropoda. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20141739


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)
12-Feb-2010 (import)