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Gastropoda -

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1980Vetigastropoda Salvini-Plawen
1997Vetigastropoda Ponder and Lindberg p. 215
1998Vetigastropoda Beesley p. 607
2001Vetigastropoda Lozouet et al. p. 16
2004Vetigastropoda Harzhauser p. 107
2005Vetigastropoda Bouchet et al. p. 243
2005Vetigastropoda Heidelberger and Koch p. 10
2007Vetigastropoda Harzhauser p. 83
2014Vetigastropoda Ferrari p. 566

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderVetigastropodaSalvini-Plawen 1980
superorderVetigastropodaSalvini-Plawen 1980

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: actively mobilesupero
Life habit: epifaunalsupero
Diet: grazersupero
Vision: limitedc
Comments: LIFE HISTORY: Mostly grazers on varied substrates according to Todd (2001).supero
Created: 2009-09-10 08:55:39
Modified: 2009-09-10 10:55:39
Source: supero = superorder, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Sunwaptan to the top of the Holocene or 498.50000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 485.4 Ma

Collections (4091 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Sunwaptan498.5 - 485.4USA (New York) Pleurotomariacea gen. indet (85187)
Early/Lower Ordovician - Middle Ordovician485.4 - 458.4USA (Alaska) Pleurotomariacea indet. (101838)
Kunda468.1 - 463.5Sweden Pleurotomaria replicata (172826)
Edenian460.9 - 449.5USA (Kentucky) Pleurotomariacea indet. (87844)
Rawtheyan455.8 - 445.6United Kingdom (Wales) Pleurotomariacea indet. (8370)
Ashgill449.5 - 443.7Sweden Pleurotomariacea indet. (80782)
Hirnantian445.2 - 443.4Norway (Oslo-Asker Dist.) Pleurotomariacea indet. (438)
Sheinwoodian433.4 - 430.5Czech Republic (Praha) Pleurotomaria regulosa (155828)
Gorstian427.4 - 425.6Czech Republic (Liberecky) Pleurotomaria inexpectata (104658)
Ludlow427.4 - 423.0Canada (Ontario) Pleurotomaria viola (154346)
Bringewood422.9 - 421.3United Kingdom Turbo corallii (156548)
Devonian419.2 - 358.9USA (Alaska) Pleurotomaria sp. (111909)
Pragian410.8 - 407.6Czech Republic (Praha) Pleurotomaria reticuloidea (155041)
Pragian410.8 - 407.6Czech Republic Purkynespira reticulata (153832)
Pragian410.8 - 407.6Czech Republic (Prague) Pleurotomarioidea indet. (76471)
Pragian410.8 - 407.6Czech Republic (Bohemia) Bembexia testis, Gyroma baconnierensis, Pleurotomaria aratula, Pleurotomaria convivens, Pleurotomaria vesiculosa (104794)
Pragian410.8 - 407.6France Gyroma baconnierensis (157340)
Early/Lower Emsian409.1 - 402.5Morocco Pleurotomariinae indet. (150360 150362)
Emsian407.6 - 393.3South Africa Pleurotomaria sp. (a) (35581)
Emsian407.6 - 393.3China (Nei Mongol) Portlockiellidae indet. (49135)