original descriptionSalvini-Plawen L. (1980). A reconsideration of systematic in the Mollusca (Phylogeny and higher classification). <i>Malacologia 19 (2)</i>: 249-278 page(s): 261 [details]
basis of recordAn outline for the classification of Phylum Mollusca in taxonomic databases
[report elaborated by WoRMS editors for internal use, june 2010][details]
Present Inaccurate Introduced: alien Containing type locality
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Classification Established as a suborder of the order Archaeogastropoda, containing the superfamilies Macluritoidea, Pleurotomarioidea, Cocculinoidea, Trochoidea, and ?Murchisonioidea. Used by Ponder & Lindberg (1997: 185) for an unranked clade containing Fissurelloidea, Seguenzioidea, Trochoidea, Lepetelloidea, Bellerophontoidea, Pleurotomarioidea, Haliotoidea, Scissurelloidea, and Lepetodriloidea (but not Peltospiridae, Neomphalidae, and Melanodrymia).
Vetigastropoda would be rendered paraphyletic if Colgan et al. (2003) are correct in proposing Patellogastropoda as a derived clade of some Vetigastropoda.
There has been much recent movement around Vetigastropod phylogeny, especially Kano (2008: Zoologica Scripta 37, 1-21) and Wiilliams, Karube & Ozawa (2008: Zoologica Scripta 37, 483-506). Their conclusions should be followed, some of them were already foreseen in Bouchet & Warén (2005). Mainly, the distribution of traditional Trochoideans in families and subfamilies may be updated with these results. [details]