Achatinellidae

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Achatinellidae
Achatinella bulimoides.jpg
A live individual of Achatinella bulimoides
Auriculella.jpg
An unidentified species of Auriculella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
clade Orthurethra

Superfamily: Achatinelloidea
Gulick, 1873
Family: Achatinellidae
Gulick, 1873[1]

Achatinellidae is a family of tropical air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Achatinelloidea.

Taxonomy[edit]

This is the only family in the superfamily Achatinelloidea (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).

Subfamilies in the family Achatinellidae include:

  • Achatinellinae Gulick, 1873 - synonym: Helicterinae Pease, 1870 (inv.)
  • Auriculellinae Odhner, 1921
  • Elasmatininae Iredale, 1937
    • tribe Elasmatinini Iredale, 1937 - synonyms: Strobilidae Zilch, 1959 (n.a.); Pitysinae Cooke & Kondo, 1961
    • tribe Antonellini Cooke & Kondo, 1961
    • tribe Tubuaiini Cooke & Kondo, 1961
  • Pacificellinae Steenberg, 1925
    • tribe Pacificellini Steenberg, 1925 - synonym: Tornatellinoptini Cooke & Kondo, 1961
    • tribe Lamellideini Cooke & Kondo, 1961
  • Tekoulininae Solem, 1972
  • Tornatellidinae Cooke & Kondo, 1961
    • tribe Tornatellidini Cooke & Kondo, 1961
    • tribe Tornatellariini Cooke & Kondo, 1961
  • Tornatellininae Sykes, 1900
    • tribe Tornatellinini Sykes, 1900
    • tribe Elasmiatini Kuroda & Habe, 1949

Anatomy[edit]

In this family, the number of haploid chromosomes lies between 16 and 25 (according to the values in the table).[2]

Distribution[edit]

This family of snails occurs widely in the Pacific islands. They are at their most diverse in the Hawaiian group.[3][4]

Genera[edit]

Genera in the family Achatinellidae include:

Achatinellinae

Auriculellinae

  • Auriculella Pfeiffer, 1854 - type genus of the subfamily Auriculellinae[5]

Elasmatininae

  • tribe Elasmatinini
  • tribe Antonellini
  • tribe Tubuaiini

Pacificellinae

Tekoulininae

Tornatellidinae

  • tribe Tornatellidini
    • Tornatellides Pilsbry, 1910 - type genus of the tribe Tornatellidini
  • tribe Tornatellariini
    • Tornatellaria Pilsbry, 1910 - type genus of the tribe Tornatellariini

Tornatellininae

  • tribe Tornatellinini
    • Tornatellina L. Pfeiffer, 1842 - type genus the tribe Tornatellinini
  • tribe Elasmiatini
    • Elasmias Pilsbry, 1910 - type genus of the tribe Elasmiatini

unsorted

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gulick J. T. (1873). "On the classification of the Achatinellidae". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1873(1): 89-91.
  2. ^ Barker G. M. Gastropods on Land: Phylogeny, Diversity and Adaptive Morphology. In Barker G. M. (ed.): The biology of terrestrial molluscs. CABI Publishing, Oxon, UK, 2001, ISBN 0-85199-318-4. 1-146, cited pages: 139 and 142.
  3. ^ Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  4. ^ Cooke, C. M. and Yoshio Kondo. 1960. Revision of Tornatellinidae and Achatinellidae (Gastropoda, Pulmonata). Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Bulletin 221. 303 pp.
  5. ^ a b c d e Holland, Brenden S; Hadfield, Michael G (2004). "Origin and diversification of the endemic Hawaiian tree snails (Achatinellidae: Achatinellinae) based on molecular evidence". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32 (2): 588–600. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.01.003. PMID 15223040. 
  6. ^ Cowie R. H. (1996). "Gulickia alexandri". 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 7 August 2007.

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