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 (Buccinoidea) included but rather incomplete. 

This site is very dynamic, 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 was made available February 24, 2017.

If you have any additions (specimen photographs, PDF's, opinions, etc.) please register and comment yourself or send an e-mail message.

November 2017. 1817 literature references; 2734 taxa descriptions; 2783 illustrations.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith