WoRMS taxon details

Bittiinae Cossmann, 1906

411649  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:411649)

accepted
Subfamily
marine
Cossmann M. (1906). Essais de paléoconchologie comparée, 7. Paris, The author and de Rudeval. 261 pp., 14 pls., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/36852315
page(s): 64, 137 [details]   
MolluscaBase (2018). Bittiinae Cossmann, 1906. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=411649 on 2018-05-28
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2009-08-13 07:23:33Z
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2010-10-31 21:03:08Z
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2010-11-01 13:33:31Z
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2017-03-23 04:51:16Z
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original description Cossmann M. (1906). Essais de paléoconchologie comparée, 7. Paris, The author and de Rudeval. 261 pp., 14 pls., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/36852315
page(s): 64, 137 [details]   

basis of record Houbrick R. 1993. Phylogenetic relationships and generic review of the Bittiinae (Prosobranchia: Cerithioidea). Malacologia 35: 261-313. , available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/13149462 [details]   

basis of record  (ofArgyropezinae Bandel, 2006) Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (2005). Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia. 47(1-2): 1-397 ISBN 3-925919-72-4. [details]   
From editor or global species database
Classification Bandel (2006) recognized a family Bittiidae Cossmann, 1906 [which should then be named Diastomatidae Cossmann, 1894 on the grounds of priority] with five subfamilies Bittiinae Cossmann, 1906 (usually placed in Cerithiidae following Houbrick, 1993), Finellinae Thiele, 1931, Alabininae Dall, 1927, Dialinae Kay, 1979 and Diastomatinae Cossmann, 1894.
This contradicts Ponder (1994) who grouped Finella with Scaliola A. Adams, 1860 in a separate family Scaliolidae Jousseaume, 1912 [Scaliolidae is nevertheless kept distinct by Bandel (2006: 76) on the basis of having a shell agglutinating sand-grains]. It also contradicts Houbrick (1993) who holds the Bittiinae as a subfamily of the Cerithiidae.
It seems premature to reflect this scheme, which upsets current usage, in the WoRMS classification until shell characters are cross-checked wit at least another independent (e.g. molecular) set of characters. [details]