Philinopsis depicta (Renier, 1807) [Aglaja]

Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Superorder: Euopisthobranchia  Jörger et al., 2010
Order: Cephalaspidea  P. Fischer, 1883
Superfamily: Philinoidea  J.E. Gray, 1850
Family: Aglajidae  Pilsbry, 1895 (1847)
Genus: Philinopsis  Pease, 1860
Species: Philinopsis depicta (Renier, 1807) [Aglaja]

previously placed in:
Class: GASTROPODA  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: OPISTHOBRANCHIA  Milne-Edwards, 1848
Order: CEPHALASPIDEA  P. Fischer, 1883

Jörger et al. (2010) moved Cephalaspidea  P. Fischer, 1883 to the new clade Euopisthobranchia  Jörger et al., 2010.

Jörger, Stöger, Kano, Fukuda, Knebelsberger & Schrödl (2010).
"On the origin of Acochlidia and other enigmatic euthyneuran gastropods, with implications for the systematics of Heterobranchia". 
BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 323. 
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Philinopsis depicta

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