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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, named "The superfamily Olivoidea (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda). A chronologic catalogue of literature, taxa and type figures, 1681 to present" (3rd edition), being the backbone of this site (publications and taxa listing) is somewhat delayed due to a vast amount of new information that recently became available,  expected lApril or May 2018.

Previous version are available as well: First edition (2016)Second edition (2017).

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

April 2018. 1938 literature references; 2787 taxa descriptions; 2962 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