Cuthona divae (Er. Marcus, 1961) [Precuthona]

Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  J.E. Gray, 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Superorder: Nudipleura  Wägele & Willan, 2000
Order: Nudibranchia  Cuvier, 1817
Suborder: Dexiarchia  Schrödl, Wägele & Willan, 2001
Infraorder: Cladobranchia  Willan & Morton, 1984
Parvorder: Aeolidida  Odhner, 1934
Superfamily: Fionoidea  J.E. Gray, 1857
Family: Cuthonidae  Odhner, 1934
Genus: Cuthona  Alder & Hancock,1855
Species: Cuthona divae (Er. Marcus, 1961) [Precuthona]

Previously placed in:
Class: GASTROPODA  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: OPISTHOBRANCHIA  Milne-Edwards, 1848
Order: NUDIBRANCHIA  Cuvier, 1817

The presently accepted taxonomy of the Gastropoda is the revision of Bouchet & Rocroi (2005).

This species was originally posted at these websites as
Cuthona divae (Er. Marcus, 1961) [Precuthona], then according to Miller (2005) changed into
Trinchesia divae (Er. Marcus, 1961) [Precuthona],
Korshunova et al. (2017) moved it again into the genus Cuthona  Alder & Hancock,1855 in the reinstated
family Cuthonidae  Odhner, 1934.
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 3925919724. ISSN 0076-2997.
Miller, M.C. 2005. An appraisal of the identity of the New Zealand species of the aeolid nudibranch family Tergipedidae (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia). Journal of Natural History 38: 1183-1192.
Kristen Cella, Leila Carmona, Irina Ekimova, Anton Chichvarkhin, Dimitry Schepetov & Terrence M. Gosliner (2016)
A Radical Solution: The Phylogeny of the Nudibranch Family Fionidae.
PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167800. doi:10.137 1/journal .pone.0167800
The above publication is completely online, open access, CC-license
Korshunova, T.; Martynov, A.; Picton, B. (2017). Ontogeny as an important part of integrative taxonomy in tergipedid aeolidaceans (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia) with a description of a new genus and species from the Barents Sea.
Zootaxa. 4324(1): 1., available online at

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Cuthona divae

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