Definition of Class gasteropoda
1. Noun. Snails and slugs and their relatives.
Group relationships: Mollusca, Phylum Mollusca
Member holonyms: Gastropod, Univalve, Family Haliotidae, Haliotidae, Family Strombidae, Strombidae, Family Limacidae, Limacidae, Family Neritidae, Neritidae, Buccinidae, Family Buccinidae, Cymatiidae, Family Cymatiidae, Family Naticidae, Naticidae, Family Littorinidae, Littorinidae, Limpet, Family Patellidae, Patellidae, Family Fissurellidae, Fissurellidae, Ancylidae, Family Ancylidae, Opisthobranchia, Subclass Opisthobranchia, Akeridae, Family Akeridae, Order Pulmonata, Pulmonata, Order Pectinibranchia, Pectinibranchia, Amphineura, Subclass Amphineura
Generic synonyms: Class
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Literary usage of Class gasteropoda
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1. North American Geology and Palæontology for the Use of Amateurs, Students by Samuel Almond Miller (1889)
"class gasteropoda. [Ety. gaster, under side of body ; pous, foot.] THE locomotive organ in the Gasteropoda consists of a broad, muscular under- surface, ..."
2. Catalogue of the Collection of Mazatlan Shells in the British Museum by Philip Pearsall Carpenter (1857)
"class gasteropoda. The knowledge of this class of Mollusks has rapidly increased since attention has been paid to their mouths and teeth. ..."
3. The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art by Canadian Institute (1849-1914). (1862)
"the class GASTEROPODA. They constitute however a truly aberrant group, having affinities with the Pteropods on the one hand, and with both Gasteropoda and ..."