Pyropeltidae is a family
Family (biology)
In biological classification, family is* a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus. As for the other well-known ranks, there is the option of an immediately lower rank, indicated by the...

 of gastropods in the clade Vetigastropoda
Vetigastropoda is a major taxonomic group of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks that form a very ancient lineage. Taxonomically Vetigastropoda are sometimes treated as an order although they are a clade in Bouchet and Rocroi, 2005....

 (according taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005
Taxonomy of the Gastropoda (Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005)
The taxonomy of the Gastropoda as it was revised by Philippe Bouchet and Jean-Pierre Rocroi is currently the most up-to-date overall system for classifying gastropod mollusks...


This family has no subfamilies.


Genera in the family Pyropeltidae include:
  • Pyropelta
    Pyropelta is a genus of small sea snails, deep-water limpets, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Pyropeltidae.The name Pyropelta is from the Greek; it means "fire limpet" because these small deepwater limpets live near hot hydrothermal vents and similar habitat.-Species:Species within the...

    McLean & Haszprunar, 1987

Further reading

  • McLean, J. H. (1992) "Cocculiniform limpets (Cocculinidae and Pyropeltidae) living on whale bone in the deep sea off California". J. Mollus. Stud 58: 401–414.
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