Nakano, Tomoyuki Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, Field Science Education and Research Center, Kyoto University, Shirahama, Nishimuro, Wakayama, Japan.
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A major group of marine snails, commonly called the true limpets. Patellogastropoda has long been recognized as one of the most primitive groups of living gastropods (class Gastropoda) and was once considered part of the Archaeogastropoda. Patellogastropoda was designated as an order by D. R. Lindberg in 1986; later, it was included in the subclass Eogastropoda. Although other investigators, including P. Bouchet and J.-P. Rocroi, treated it as a clade, Patellogastropoda was recognized in 2015 as a subclass in the classification by S. Gofas. In addition, Docoglossa is an older name that was often used in lieu of Patellogastropoda. See also: Gastropoda; Mollusca; Prosobranchia
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