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Microanatomy and Relationships of Microgastropoda

The family Skeneidae (Vetigastropoda, Trochoidea/Turbinoidea) is currently regarded as a polyphyletic lumping pot for small (max. 3 mm), rhipidoglossate gastropods ("skeneimorph") showing signs of internal fertilisation.

Recent methodological progress including serial semithin sectioning combined with computer-aided (software AMIRA) 3D-reconstruction enables the detailed anatomical investigation of such small gastropods.