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Nassarius fossatus from family Nassariidae
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Ponder & Lindberg, 1997

clade Littorinimorpha
informal group Ptenoglossa
clade Neogastropoda

Hypsogastropoda is a clade containing marine gastropods within the clade Caenogastropoda. [1] [2]

This clade is considered by the database WoRMS as an alternate representation [1]

This clade contains two clades and one informal group:

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Cylichnidae Family of gastropods

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Neritimorpha Subclass of gastropods

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Sigmurethra Informal group of gastropods

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Ptenoglossa Suborder of gastropods

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  1. 1 2 MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Hypsogastropoda. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=411667 on 2022-01-01
  2. Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (Ed.); Frýda J., Hausdorf B., Ponder W., Valdes A. & Warén A. 2005. Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology, 47(1-2). ConchBooks: Hackenheim, Germany. ISBN   3-925919-72-4. ISSN   0076-2997. 397 pp. http://www.vliz.be/Vmdcdata/imis2/ref.php?refid=78278