Neha Patil

Epiphragmophoridae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Helicoidea
Rank  Family
Class  Gastropoda
Phylum  Mollusca
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Similar  Humboldtianidae, Dorcasiidae, Cepolidae, Caryodidae

Epiphragmophoridae is a family of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Helicoidea (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005). This family has no subfamilies.

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Anatomy

This family is defined by the absence of a diverticulum. These snails have one dart apparatus with a stylophore (dart sac), and one or two mucus glands that are inserted on the dart sac and on the accessory sac, or at the base of the dart sac.

Genera

Genera within the family Epiphragmophoridae include:

  • Angrandiella Ancey, 1886
  • Dinotropis Pilsbry & Cockerell, 1937
  • Doeringina Ihering, 1929
  • Epiphragmophora Döring, 1874 - the type genus of the family Epiphragmophoridae. It is from Argentina and Bolivia.
  • Karlschmidtia Haas, 1955
  • Pilsbrya Ancey, 1887 - synonym: Poecilostola Ancey 1886
  • References

    Epiphragmophoridae Wikipedia


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