A shell of Siphonaria zelandica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata[1]
Superfamily: Siphonarioidea
J. E. Gray, 1827

Family Siphonariidae
† Family Acroreiidae

Siphonarioidea is a taxonomic superfamily of air-breathing sea snails or false limpets, marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Panpulmonata.

2005 taxonomy

Siphonarioidea was previously a superfamily in the informal group Basommatophora within the Pulmonata.[2]

2010 taxonomy

Jörger et al. (2010)[1] determined that the Basommatophora (Siphonarioidea, Amphiboloidea, and Hygrophila) was a polyphyletic group, and they moved the Siphonarioidea to the Panpulmonata.


  1. 1 2 Jörger K. M., Stöger I., Kano Y., Fukuda H., Knebelsberger T. & Schrödl M. (2010). "On the origin of Acochlidia and other enigmatic euthyneuran gastropods, with implications for the systematics of Heterobranchia". BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 323. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-323.
  2. Bouchet P.; Rocroi J.-P.; Frýda J.; Hausdorf B.; Ponder W.; Valdés Á. & Warén A. (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997.
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