Pyramidellidae


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Pyramidellidae

[pə‚ram·ə′del·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of gastropod mollusks in the order Tectibranchia; the operculum is present in this group.
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POTAMIDIDAE Cerithidea mazatlanica PSEUDOLIVIDAE Macron aethiops PYRAMIDELLIDAE Odostomia sp.
Marine micro-molluscan fauna known from within 20 km of Shelly Beach include members of the Anabathridae, Anatomidae, Pyramidellidae, Rissoidae and Skeneidae (Australian Museum data).
As a trained taxonomist, his collaborations resulted in over 20 international articles related to modern and fossil gastropods, culminating in a reorganization of the pyramidellidae.
The nomenclature and phylogenetic position of the Pyramidellidae is confused.
We here keep the name in a restricted sense, including Amathinidae, Odostomiidae, Pyramidellidae, Syrnolidae and Turbonillidae.
There is currently no universally accepted taxonomy for the pyramidellidae.
Moreover, Hoisaeter (1998) listed 252 species of shelled gastropods hand collected from intertidal to 8m depth in Golfo Dulce (Pacific, Costa Rica), with 14 species in the Vitrinellidae and 13 in the Pyramidellidae, and the genus Turbonilla alone represented by 13 species.
Corgan's focus as a gastropods taxonomist resulted over 20 collaborated international articles related to modern and fossil gastropods, culminating in a reorganization of the pyramidellidae.
All the ganglia are arranged in a pentaganglionate visceral loop that is similar to those identified in Scissurellidae (Vetigastropoda), Viviparidae (Architanenioglossa), Cerithiidae (Caenogastropoda), Cingulopsidae (Caenogastropoda), Mathildidae (Allogastropoda), Pyramidellidae (Allogastropoda), Acteonidae (Opisthobrachia), Philinidae (Opisthobrachia), Chilinidae (Basommatophora), and Lymnaeidae (Basommatophora) (Haszprunar 1988).
Schander, Taxonomy and phylogeny of the Pyramidellidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Heterobranchia).
The structure and mode of life of the Pyramidellidae, parasitic opisthobranchs.
Biological notes on some Pyramidellidae (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) from Norway.