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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMesogastropoda 
AphiaID: 117

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastropoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProsobranchia (Subclass)
Authority Thiele, 1925
Status alternate representation
Rank Order
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProsobranchia
Sources  original description Thiele, J. 1925. Prosobranchia. Pp. 40-94 in: K√ľkenthal, W. & Krumbach, T. (eds.), Handbuch der Zoologie 5 (1, 1), Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin. [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification Established as an order containing the superfamilies Architaenioglossa, Valvatacea, Rissoacea, Littorinacea, Cerithiacea, Ptenoglossa, Aglossa, Amaltheacea, Naticacea, Lamellariacea, Cypraeacea, Calyptraeacea, Heteropoda, Strombacea, and Doliacea. Spelling emended by Anderson (1992: 36) to Mesogastropodida.
Thiele (1925) included the three orders Archeogastropoda, Mesogastropoda, Neogastropoda in his concept of the subclass Prosobranchia, in a classification which has been a standard throughout the remainder of the XXth century and is still presented in current zoology textbooks (e.g. Brusca & Brusca, 2003). Currently the Archeogastropoda and Mesogastropoda are rebutted as paraphyletic, whereas Neogastropoda is considered a monophyletic group ans therefore still accepted (as an order of the Caenogastropoda).
Families formerly included in the Mesogastropoda are currently included in the broader (monophyletic) taxon Caenogastropoda, either in the poorly supported, possible clade Littorinimorpha, or as Caenogastropoda of unresolved position (not assigned to an order).  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:117
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2009-03-27 21:49:22Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Mesogastropoda. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=117 on 2014-09-22
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