Architectonicidae

Summary

Architectonicidae, common name the staircase shells or sundials, are a family of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the informal group "Lower Heterobranchia" (= Allogastropoda) of the clade Heterobranchia.

Architectonicidae
Architectonica sp. (Marine snail).jpg
A live individual of Architectonica perspectiva
Scientific classification
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Architectonicidae

Gray, 1850
Genera

See text.

The extinct families † Amphitomariidae Bandel, 1994 and † Cassianaxidae Bandel, 1996 belong to the same superfamily.

GeneraEdit

Genera within the family Architectonicidae include:[1][2]

 
A shell of Heliacus variegatus
  • Adelphotectonica Bieler, 1987
  • Aguayodiscus Jaume & Borro, 1946
  • Architectonica Röding, 1798 – type genus
  • Awarua Mestayer, 1930[3]
  • Basisulcata Melone & Taviani, 1985
  • Calodisculus Rehder, 1935
  • Climacopoma Fischer, 1885
  • Dinaxis Dall in Aldrich, 1895
  • Discotectonica Marwick, 1931
  • Disculus Deshayes, 1863
  • Eosolarium Chavan, 1947
  • Ewekorolaxis Adegoke, 1977
  • Grandeliacus Iredale, 1957 represented as Heliacus (Grandeliacus) Iredale, 1957 (alternate representation)
  • Granoheliacus Melone & Taviani, 1985
  • Granosolarium Sacco, 1892
  • Gyriscus Tiberi, 1867
  • Heliacus d'Orbigny, 1842
  • Intitectonica Frassinetti & Covacevich, 1984
  • Nigerialaxis Adegoke, 1977
  • Nipteraxis Cossmann, 1916
  • Nodosolarium Sacco, 1892
  • Paurodiscus Rehder, 1935
  • Philippia J. E. Gray, 1847
  • Platylaxis Adegoke, 1977
  • Pseudomalaxis P. Fischer, 1885
  • Pseudotorinia Sacco, 1892
  • Psilaxis Woodring, 1928
  • †Punjabia Eames, 1952
  • Pyrgoheliacus Bieler, 1987
  • RedivivusMelone & Taviani, 1985
  • Rinaldoconchus Bandel, 1988
  • Solatisonax Iredale, 1931
  • Spirolaxis di Monterosato, 1913
  • Stellaxis Dall, 1892
  • Teretropoma Rochebrune, 1881 represented as Heliacus (Teretropoma) Rochebrune, 1881 (alternate representation)
  • Torinista Iredale, 1936 represented as Heliacus (Torinista) Iredale, 1936 (alternate representation)
  • Trimalaxis Garvie, 1996
  • Wangaloa Finlay, 1927
  • Zerotula Finlay, 1927
Genera brought into synonymy
  • Acutitectonica Habe, 1961: synonym of Discotectonica Marwick, 1931
  • Astronacus Woodring, 1959: synonym of Heliacus (Torinista) Iredale, 1936
  • Claraxis Iredale, 1936: synonym of Granosolarium Sacco, 1892
  • Discosolis Dall, 1892: synonym of Pseudomalaxis P. Fischer, 1885
  • Mangonuia Mestayer, 1930: synonym of Pseudomalaxis P. Fischer, 1885
  • Patulaxis Dall, 1892: synonym of † Climacopoma Fischer, 1885
  • Russetia Garrard, 1961: synonym of Discotectonica Marwick, 1931
  • Solariaxis Dall, 1892 : synonym of Granosolarium Sacco, 1892
  • Solarium Lamarck, 1799: synonym of Architectonica Röding, 1798
  • Torinia Gray, 1842 : synonym of Heliacus d'Orbigny, 1842

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Architectonicidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  2. ^ Bieler R. & Petit R. E. (2005). "Catalogue of Recent and fossil taxa of the family Architectonicidae Gray, 1850 (Mollusca: Gastropoda)". Zootaxa 1101: 1–119. PDF.
  3. ^ Mestayer (1930). Trans. New Zealand Inst. 61: 145.
  • Bieler R. (1993). Architectonicidae of the Indo-Pacific (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Abhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg (NF) 30: 1–376
  • Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (2005) Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia 47(1–2): 1–397
  • Marco Taviani, Revisione delle Architectonicidae del Mediterraneo; Milano, 1984

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