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Galeommatoidea J.E. Gray, 1840

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Galeommatacea (suffix -oidea mandatory for a superfamily name following current ICZN art. 29.2.)
Family Basterotiidae Cossmann, 1909
Family Galeommatidae Gray, 1840
Family Lasaeidae Gray, 1842

Family Chlamydoconchidae Dall, 1884 accepted as Galeommatidae Gray, 1840
Family Ephippodontidae Scarlato & Starobogatov, 1979 accepted as Galeommatidae Gray, 1840
Family Erycinidae Deshayes, 1850 accepted as Lasaeidae Gray, 1842 (Invalid: junior homonym of Erycinidae Swainson, 1827, based on Erycina Fabricius, 1807 [Lepidoptera])
Family Eucharidae Récluz, 1869 accepted as Basterotiidae Cossmann, 1909 (invalid: Type genus a junior homonym of Eucharis Latreille, 1804 [Hymenoptera].)
Family Kelliidae Forbes & Hanley, 1848 accepted as Lasaeidae Gray, 1842
Family Leptonidae Gray, 1847 accepted as Lasaeidae Gray, 1842
Family Montacutidae W. Clark, 1855 accepted as Montacutinae W. Clark, 1855
Family Vasconiellidae Scarlato & Starobogatov, 1979 accepted as Galeommatidae Gray, 1840
marine, brackish, fresh
Not documented
MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Galeommatoidea J.E. Gray, 1840. Accessed at: on 2021-05-16
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basis of record Bieler R., Carter J.G. & Coan E.V. (2010). Classification of Bivalve families. Pp. 113-133, <i>in</i>: Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (2010), Nomenclator of Bivalve Families. <i>Malacologia</i> 52(2): 1-184. [details]   

additional source Goto R., Kawakita A., Ishikawa H., Hamamura Y. & Kato M. (2012). Molecular phylogeny of the bivalve superfamily Galeommatoidea (Heterodonta, Veneroida) reveals dynamic evolution of symbiotic lifestyle and interphylum host switching. <i>BMC evolutionary biology</i>, 12(1): 172., available online at [details]   

additional source Bieler, R.; Mikkelsen, P. M.; Collins, T. M.; Glover, E. A.; González, V. L.; Graf, D. L.; Harper, E. M.; Healy, J.; Kawauchi, G. Y.; Sharma, P. P.; Staubach, S.; Strong, E. E.; Taylor, J. D.; Tëmkin, I.; Zardus, J. D.; Clark, S.; Guzmán, A.; McIntyre, E.; Sharp, P.; Giribet, G. (2014). Investigating the Bivalve Tree of Life – an exemplar-based approach combining molecular and novel morphological characters. <em>Invertebrate Systematics.</em> 28(1): 32-115., available online at [details]   
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