Welcome to The Olivoidea (Mollusca: Gastropoda) Scratchpad
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The Olivoidea ScratchPad is devoted to the neogastropod superfamily Olivoidea (Olividae, Bellolividae, Benthobiidae, Pseudolividae, Ancillariidae) with Harpidae, Babyloniidae (Muricoidea) and Colubrariidae i(Buccinoidea) ncluded but rather incomplete.
This site is still very much under construction, with taxa being moved forth and back from time to time, as new information becomes available on phylogeny and taxonomy.
A document (PDF, first edition) forming the backbone of this site (publications and taxa listing) was published as: Olividae and Olivellidae (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda). A chronologic catalogue of literature, taxa and type figures, 1681 to present.
The second edition of this document is available now (February 24, 2017).
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