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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeolepetopsidae McLean, 1990 
AphiaID: 180857

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 editorPatellogastropoda (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLottioidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeolepetopsidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLottioidea Gray, 1840
Sources  original description McLean J.H. 1990. Neolepetopsidae, a new docoglossate limpet family from hydrothermal vents and its relevance to patellogastropod evolution. Journal of Zoology 222(3): 485–528, pl. 1-12 [details]

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEulepetopsis McLean, 1990
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeolepetopsis McLean, 1990
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParalepetopsis McLean, 1990
Environment marine
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification The distinctiveness of the radula, which seems to have been the main reason for a superfamily level for this group (McLean 1990b), seems to be an apomorphy. Fretter (1990) considered neolepetopsids closer to Acmaeidae than to other patellogastropod limpets from anatomical data and Harasewych & McArthur (2000) indicated close relations to Acmaeidae from 18S information, but were confused by the presence of a central tooth in the radula. The central tooth, however, is present in young Patellidae, Nacellidae and Acmaeidae, but is lost during ontogeny (Warén, unpublished). Neolepetopsis was not included in the molecular phylogeny of Nakano & Ozawa (2007), but was included "under Acmaeoidea" by Lindberg (in Beesley et al. 1998). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:180857
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2005-09-06 08:34:59Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2009-04-11 12:32:38Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2009-04-13 21:27:48Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2009). Neolepetopsidae McLean, 1990. In: MolluscaBase (2016). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=180857 on 2016-12-07
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