Coreospiridae is an extinct family of Paleozoic molluscs of uncertain position taxonomically. They might be snails (Gastropoda), Helcionelloida, or they might be Monoplacophora.

Coreospiridae
Temporal range: Early Cambrian
Latouchella costata.JPG
Latouchella costata, reconstructed as a snail
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Coreospiridae

Knight, 1947
genera

see text.

Synonyms

Archaeospiridae Yu, 1979
Yangtzespirinae Yu, 1984
Latouchellidae Golikov & Starobogatov, 1989

2005 taxonomyEdit

The taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005[1] categorizes Coreospiridae in the superfamily Scenelloidea within the Paleozoic molluscs of uncertain systematic position.

2006–2007 taxonomyEdit

According to P. Yu. Parkhaev, the family Coreospiridae is in the family Helcionelloidea (Wenz, 1938) in the order Helcionelliformes (Golikov & Starobogatov, 1975) within the subclass Archaeobranchia (Parkhaev, 2001) in the class Helcionelloida (Peel, 1991).

GeneraEdit

Genera in the family Coreospiridae include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (Ed.); Frýda J., Hausdorf B., Ponder W., Valdes A. & Warén A. 2005. Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology, 47(1-2). ConchBooks: Hackenheim, Germany. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 397 pp. http://www.vliz.be/Vmdcdata/imis2/ref.php?refid=78278
  2. ^ Whitfield R. P. 1878. Preliminary descriptions of new species of fossils from the lower geological formations of Wisconsin. Annual Report of the Wisconsin Geological Survey for 1877:50-89.
  • Knight, J. B. (1947). Some new Cambrian bellerophont gastropods. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. 106(17): 1−11, pls. 1−2