WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProsobranchia

102

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:102

Milne Edwards, 1848
alternate representation (unaccepted as paraphyletic taxon)
Subclass

Order Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArchaeogastropoda (unaccepted as paraphyletic taxon)
Order Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesogastropoda
Order Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhipidoglossa (unaccepted)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Gofas, S. (2009). Prosobranchia. In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=102 on 2017-11-21

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basis of record Vaught, K.C.; Tucker Abbott, R.; Boss, K.J. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne. ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source An outline for the classification of Phylum Mollusca in taxonomic databases [report elaborated by WoRMS editors for internal use, june 2010] [details]  OpenAccess publication 

context source (MSBIAS) MEDIN. (2011). UK checklist of marine species derived from the applications Marine Recorder and UNICORN. version 1.0. [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification The classification of the Gastropoda in three subclasses Prosobranchia, Opisthobranchia and Pulmonata had been set as a standard by Thiele (1929-1931) throughout the XXth century and is still presented in major textbooks (e.g. Brusca & Brusca, 2003).
Nowadays the classification of Gastropoda undergoes considerable reorganization in the attempt to bring it as close as possible to a changing phylogenetic hypothesis of the class. There is compelling evidence that Prosobranchia as classically understood is a paraphyletic taxon, and as a consequence it is being progressively abandoned. Even if one would adopt the standards of Evolutionary Systematics and tolerate paraphyletic taxa under some conditions, it would be embarrassing to maintain Prosobranchia at the same taxonomic rank as Opisthobranchia and Pulmonata, which together form a clade (Heterobranchia) which is at large the sister-group of Caenogastropoda (i.e. part of Prosobranchia).
Following essentially Bouchet & Rocroi (2005, and references therein), the former Prosobranchia are here distributed in separate subclasses (Patellogastropoda, Vetigastropoda, Cocculiniformia, Neritimorpha, and Caenogastropoda) which are all supposed to be monophyletic. [details]
 



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Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvoorkieuwigenUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvoorkieuwige slakken  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorframgälade snäckor  [details]