Phidiana lynceus, copyright Robin Agarwal.

Belongs within: Aeolidacea.

The Facelinidae are a group of elongate, slender nudibranchs characterised by a uniseriate radula with teeth bearing a prominent cusp and lateral denticles.

<==Facelinidae [Facelinacea]
    |–Herviella Baba 1949 [Herviellidae, Herviellinae] BR05
    |    `–*H. yatsui (Baba 1930) [=Cratena yatsui] BR17
    |–Pteraeolidia Bergh 1875 [Pteraeolidiidae, Pteraeolidiinae, Pteraeolidinae] BR05
    |    `–*P. semperi (Bergh 1870) [=Flabellina semperi] BR17
    |–Cratena Bergh 1864 [=Rizzolia Trinchese 1877 (nom. rej.); Cratenidae, Crateninae, Rizzoliinae] BR05
    |    |–*C. peregrina (Gmelin 1791) [=Doris peregrina, *Rizzolia peregrina] BR17
    |    |–C. aurantiaca R64
    |    |–C. concinna R64
    |    |–C. pilata F68
    |    `–C. stipata [=Eolis stipata] F27
    |–Favorininae [Favorinidae] BR05
    |    |–Myrrhine Bergh 1905 [Myrrhinidae] BR05
    |    |    `–*M. longicirra Bergh 905 BR17
    |    |–Phyllodesmium Ehrenberg 1831 [Phyllodesmiacea, Phyllodesmiidae, Phyllodesmiinae] BR05
    |    |    `–*P. hyalinum Ehrenberg 1831 BR17
    |    |–Facalana Bergh 1888 [Facalaninae] BR05
    |    |    `–*F. pallida Bergh 1888 BR17
    |    `–Favorinus Gray 1850 BR05
    |         |–*F. albus (Alder & Hancock 1844) [=Eolis alba] BR17
    |         `–F. branchialis (Rathke 1806) H01
    `–Facelininae BR05
         |–Pruvotfolia Tardy 1969 BR05, KM17 [Pruvotfoliinae]
         |    `–*P. pselliotes (Labbé 1923) [=Facelina pselliotes] BR17
         |–Caloria Trinchese 1888 [Caloriidae] BR05
         |    |–*C. maculata Trinchese 1888 BR17
         |    `–C. militaris (Alder & Hancock 1864) [=Eolis militaris; incl. Learchis indica Bergh 1896] BH77
         |–Facelina Alder & Hancock 1855 BR05
         |    |–*F. coronata (Forbes & Goodsir 1839) P61, H01 [=Eolis coronata BR17, Eolida coronata P61]
         |    |–F. bostoniensis (Couthouy 1838) H01
         |    `–F. quatrefagesi (Vayssière 1888) KM17
         `–Phidiana Gray 1850 [Phidianidae] BR05
              |–*P. patagonica (d’Orbigny 1836) [=Eolidia patagonica] BR17
              |–P. crassicornis CH97
              |–P. ianthina (Angas 1864) BW09
              |–P. indica (Bergh 1896) BW09
              |–P. lynceus Bergh 1867 H01
              `–P. milleri HS01

Facelinidae incertae sedis:
  Godiva Macnae 1954 KM17
    `–G. quadricolor (Barnard 1927) [=Hervia quadricolor] HJ08
  Antonietta Schmekel 1966 BH77
    |–*A. luteorufa BH77
    `–A. janthina Baba & Hamatani 1977 BH77
  Palisa Edmunds 1964 KM17
    `–P. papillata Edmunds 1964 BH77
  Sakuraeolis Baba 1965 KM17
    `–S. enosimensis (Baba 1930) KM17
  Adfacelina Millen & Hermosillo 2012 KM17
  Algarvia Garcia-Gomez & Cervera 1990 KM17
  Amanda Macnae 1954 KM17
  Anetarca Gosliner 1991 KM17
  Austraeolis Burn 1962 KM17
  Bajaeolis Gosliner & Behrens 1986 KM17
  Burnaia Miller 2001 KM17
  Echinopsole Macnae 1954 KM17
  Emarcusia Roller 1972 KM17
  Facelinopsis Pruvot-Fol 1954 KM17
  Dicata Schmekel 1967 KM17
  Dondice Marcus 1958 KM17
  Hermissenda Bergh 1879 KM17
    `–H. crassicornis (Eschscholtz 1831) BT77
  Hermosita Gosliner & Behrens 1986 KM17
  Jason Miller 1974 KM17
  Learchis Bergh 1896 KM17
    `–L. poica Marcus & Marcus 1960 BH77
  Moridilla Bergh 1888 KM17
  Nanuca Marcus 1957 KM17
  Noumeaella Risbec 1937 KM17
  Pauleo Millen & Hamann 1992 KM17
  Setoeolis Baba & Hamatani 1965 KM17

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BH77] Baba, K., & I. Hamatani. 1977. A new species tentatively referred to Antonietta, Antonietta janthina, from Japan (Nudibranchia: Eolidoidea: Facelinidae). Veliger 20 (1): 9–13.

[BT77] Behrens, D. W., & M. Tuel. 1977. Notes on the opisthobranch fauna of south San Francisco Bay. Veliger 20 (1): 33–36.

[BR05] Bouchet, P., & J.-P. Rocroi. 2005. Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia 47 (1–2): 1–397.

[BR17] Bouchet, P., J.-P. Rocroi, B. Hausdorf, A. Kaim, Y. Kano, A. Nützel, P. Parkhaev, M. Schrödl & E. E. Strong. 2017. Revised classification, nomenclator and typification of gastropod and monoplacophoran families. Malacologia 61 (1–2): 1–526.

[BW09] Bryce, C., & C. Whisson. 2009. The macromolluscs of Mermaid (Rowley Shoals), Scott and Seringapatam Reefs, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 77: 177–208.

[CH97] Castro, P., & M. E. Huber. 1997. Marine Biology 2nd ed. WCB McGraw-Hill: Boston.

[F27] Finlay, H. J. 1927. A further commentary on New Zealand molluscan systematics. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 320–485.

[F68] Franz, D. R. 1968. Occurrence and distribution of New Jersey Opisthobranchia. Nautilus 82 (1): 7–12.

[HS01] Hayward, B. W., A. B. Stephenson, M. S. Morley, W. M. Blom, H. R. Grenfell, F. J. Brook, J. L. Riley, F. Thompson & J. J. Hayward. 2001. Marine biota of Parengarenga Harbour, Northland, New Zealand. Records of the Auckland Museum 37: 45–80.

[HJ08] Huisman, J. M., D. S. Jones, F. E. Wells & T. Burton. 2008. Introduced marine biota in Western Australian waters. Records of the Western Australian Museum 25 (1): 1–44.

[H01] Huys, R. 2001. Splanchnotrophid systematics: a case of polyphyly and taxonomic myopia. Journal of Crustacean Biology 21 (1): 106–156.

[KM17] Korshunova, T., A. Martynov, T. Bakken, J. Evertsen, K. Fletcher, I. W. Mudianta, H. Saito, K. Lundin, M. Schrödl & B. Picton. 2017. Polyphyly of the traditional family Flabellinidae affects a major group of Nudibranchia: aeolidacean taxonomic reassessment with descriptions of several new families, genera, and species (Mollusca, Gastropoda). ZooKeys 717: 1–139.

[P61] Powell, A. W. B. 1961. Shells of New Zealand: An illustrated handbook 4th ed. Whitcombe and Tombs Limited: Christchurch.

[R64] Russell, H. D. 1964. New England nudibranch notes. Nautilus 78 (2): 37–42.

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