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Humboldtianidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Helicoidea
Phylum  Mollusca
Class  Gastropoda
Scientific name  Humboldtianidae
Rank  Family
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Similar  Epiphragmophoridae, Humboldtiana, Dorcasiidae, Helminthoglyptidae, Cepolidae

Humboldtianidae is an American 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).

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Anatomy

The anatomy of this family is defined by the presence of a diverticulum and three to four dart apparatuses (the love dart is used in mating behaviour). They always have the same number of dart sacs and mucus glands, with two darts per dart sac. The mucus glands are situated on, and open into, the vagina, above the dart sac.

Distribution

This family of snails occurs in the United States and Mexico.

Taxonomy

The Humboldtianidae family is classified within the clade Stylommatophora within the clade Eupulmonata (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).

The family Humboldtianidae consists of the following subfamilies:

  • subfamily Bunnyinae H. Nordsieck, 1987
  • subfamily Humboldtianinae Pilsbry, 1939
  • Genera

    There are only 2 genera in the family Humboldtianidae:

  • genus Bunnya H. B. Baker, 1942 - type genus of the subfamily Bunnyinae
  • genus Humboldtiana Ihering, 1892 - type genus of the family Humboldtianidae
  • subgenus Oreades Thompson & Brewer, 2000
  • subgenus Polyomphala Thompson & Brewer, 2000
  • References

    Humboldtianidae Wikipedia


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