Capulidae

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Capulidae
Capulus ungaricus 001.jpg
Two shells of Capulus ungaricus with the periostracum removed
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Littorinimorpha
Family: Capulidae
Fleming, 1822
Genera

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Synonyms
  • Trichotropidae Gray, 1850
  • Verenidae Gray, 1857 (inv.)
  • Pileopsidae Chenu, 1859
  • Lippistidae Iredale, 1924
  • Siriidae Iredale, 1931
  • Cerithhiodermatidae Hacobjan, 1976

The Capulidae, the cap snails or cap shells, are a taxonomic family of limpet-like sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Littorinimorpha. [1] Capulidae is the only family in the superfamily Capuloidea. According to taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi (2005) the family Capulidae has no subfamilies.

Contents

The name Trichotropidae was previously used for this family, but this name is invalid, as it is a junior synonym. [2]

Genera

Genera within the family Capulidae include: [3]

Genera brought into synonymy

Related Research Articles

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Fissurellidae Family of limpet-like sea snails

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Turritellidae Family of gastropods

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Tornidae Family of gastropods

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Cylichnidae Family of gastropods

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Colloniidae Family of gastropods

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<i>Capulus</i> Genus of gastropods

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Emarginulinae Subfamily of limpet-like sea snails

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Cantharidinae Subfamily of gastropods

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References

  1. Gofas, S. (2012). Capulidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139 on 2012-07-24
  2. ITIS Capulidae Fleming, 1822
  3. Gofas, S. (2010). Capulidae. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.eu/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139 on 2010-06-06
  4. Kiel S. (2003) New taxonomic data for the gastropod fauna of the Umzamba Formation (Santonian–Campanian, South Africa); Cretaceous Research 24 (2003) 449–475