Architectonicidae
A live individual of Architectonica perspectiva
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Architectonicidae

Gray, 1850
Genera

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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.

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

Genera

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

A shell of Heliacus variegatus
A shell of Heliacus variegatus
Genera brought into synonymy

References

  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.

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