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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorConchifera 
AphiaID: 18826

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorConchifera
Authority Gegenbaur, 1878
Status alternate representation
Rank Subphylum
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca
Sources  original description Gegenbaur C. (1878). Grundriss der vergleichenden Anatomie. Zweite verbesserte Auflage. Leipzig, W. Engelmann. 655 p., available online at
page(s): 334 [details]

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Environment marine
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification A group proposed, with equal rank to Placophora, for including all molluscs except the chitons, included in Placophora. Nowadays used for all molluscs excluding Polyplacophora, Solenogastres and Caudofoveata but it must be kept in mind the latter groups, although known to Gegenbaur (the name Solenogastres was introduced in the same book as Conchifera), were not considered by him as belonging to the Mollusca.

Not to be confused with Conchifera Lamarck, 1818, which is at large a synonym of Bivalvia.  [details]
Edit history
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2009-03-02 19:12:09Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2009-03-11 21:04:06Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2009). Conchifera. In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2017). European Register of Marine Species at on 2017-10-23
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