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Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families
Bouchet, P.; Rocroi, J.-P. (Ed.) (2005). Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology, 47(1-2). ConchBooks: Hackenheim. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. 397 pp.
Part of: Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology. Institute of Malacology: Ann Arbor. ISSN 0076-2997; e-ISSN 2168-9075, more
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Keywords
    Classification
    Classification > Taxonomy
    Gastropoda [WoRMS]; Mollusca [WoRMS]
    Marine/Coastal; Brackish water; Fresh water

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  • Bouchet, P., editor, more
  • Rocroi, J.-P., editor

Abstract
    About 2,400 names at the rank of subtribe, tribe, subfamily, family and superfamily have been proposed for Recent and fossil gastropods. All names are listed in a nomenclator giving full bibliographical reference, date of publication, type genus, and their nomenclatural availability and validity under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Another 730 names, established for categories above the family-group, and not regulated by the Code, are listed separately. A working classification attempts to reconcile recent advances in the phylogeny of the Gastropoda, using unranked clades above superfamilies, and the more traditional approach, using hierarchical ranking below superfamily. Altogether, the classification recognizes as valid a total of 611 families, of which 202 are known exclusively as fossils and 409 occur in the Recent with or without a fossil record. The nomenclator and classification will be updated in forthcoming editions to be published electronically.

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