A new operational classification of the Conoidea (Gastropoda)

Type Article
Date 2011-08
Language English
Author(s) Bouchet P.1, Kantor Yu. I.2, Sysoev A.3, Puillandre N.1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Museum Natl Hist Nat, Dept Systemat & Evolut, UMR 7138, F-75231 Paris, France.
2 : Russian Acad Sci, AN Severtsov Inst Ecol & Evolut, Moscow 119071, Russia.
3 : Moscow MV Lomonosov State Univ, Zool Museum, Moscow 1253009, Russia.
Source Journal Of Molluscan Studies (0260-1230) (Oxford Univ Press), 2011-08 , Vol. 77 , P. 273-308
DOI 10.1093/mollus/eyr017
WOS© Times Cited 110
Abstract A new genus-level classification of the Conoidea is presented, based on the molecular phylogeny of Puillandre et al. in the accompanying paper. Fifteen lineages are recognized and ranked as families to facilitate continuity in the treatment of the names Conidae (for 'cones') and Terebridae in their traditional usage. The hitherto polyphyletic 'Turridae' is now resolved as 13 monophyletic families, in which the 358 currently recognized genera and subgenera are placed, or tentatively allocated: Conorbidae (2 (sub) genera), Borsoniidae (34), Clathurellidae (21), Mitromorphidae (8), Mangeliidae (60), Raphitomidae (71), Cochlespiridae (9), Drilliidae (34), Pseudomelatomidae (=Crassispiridae) (59), Clavatulidae (14), Horaiclavidae new family (28), Turridae s. s. (16) and Strictispiridae (2). A diagnosis with description of the shell and radulae is provided for each of these families.
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