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Albinaria latelamellaris shell.jpg
Apertural view of a shell of Albinaria latelamellaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Clausilioidea
Family: Clausiliidae
Subfamily: Alopiinae
Tribe: Medorini
Genus: Albinaria
Vest, 1867[1]
116 species

Albinaria is a genus of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Clausiliidae, the door snails.


Distribution of the genus Albinaria includes:

  • southern Albania
  • Greece
  • Cyprus
  • western and southern Turkey
  • Lebanon


Species in this genus include 111 species:[3]


  1. ^ (German) Vest, W. von 1867. Ueber den Schliessapparat der Clausilien. Verhandlungen und Mittheilungen des Siebenbürgischen Vereins für Naturwissenschaften in Hermannstadt 18 (1, 7, 8): 5-18, 161-174, 188-196.
  2. ^ "Species in genus Albinaria n=116". AnimalBase, accessed 10 March 2011.
  3. ^ Species in genus Albinaria . AnimalBase, accessed 21 September 2009.

Further reading[edit]

  • De Weerd, D. R. U. T.; Gittenberger, E. (2005). "Towards a monophyletic genus Albinaria (Gastropoda, Pulmonata): The first molecular study into the phylogenetic position of eastern Albinaria species". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 143 (4): 531. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2005.00154.x.  edit.
  • Kemperman Th. C. M. (1992). "Genitalia of Albinaria of the Ionian islands Kephallinia and Ithaka". In: Kemperman Th. C. M. Systematics and evolutionary history of the Albinaria species from the Ionian islands of Kephallinia and Ithaka (Gastropoda Pulmonata: Clausiliidae): 41-80. Leiden, thesis Leiden University.
  • Schilthuizen M. & Gittenberger E. (1996). "Allozyme variation in some Cretan Albinaria (Gastropoda): paraphyletic species as natural phenomena". In: Taylor J. D. (ed.) Origin and evolutionary radiation of the Mollusca: 301-311. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Yamazaki, N.; Ueshima, R.; Terrett, J. A.; Yokobori, S.; Kaifu, M.; Segawa, R.; Kobayashi, T.; Numachi, K.; Ueda, T.; Nishikawa, K.; Watanabe, K.; Thomas, R. H. (1997). "Evolution of pulmonate gastropod mitochondrial genomes: Comparisons of gene organizations of Euhadra, Cepaea and Albinaria and implications of unusual tRNA secondary structures". Genetics 145 (3): 749–758. PMC 1207859. PMID 9055084.  edit
  • Welter-Schultes, F. W. (2001). "Spatial variations inAlbinaria terebraland snail morphology in Crete (Pulmonata: Clausiliidae): Constraints for older and younger colonizations?". Paleobiology 27 (2): 348. doi:10.1666/0094-8373(2001)027<0348:SVIATL>2.0.CO;2. ISSN 0094-8373. .

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