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Leptopoma nitidum 1.JPG
A live but withdrawn individual of Leptopoma nitidum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
informal group "Architaenioglossa"
Superfamily: Cyclophoroidea
Family: Cyclophoridae
Gray, 1847


Cyclophoridae is a taxonomic family of small to large tropical land snails with an operculum, terrestrial gastropod mollusks in the informal group Architaenioglossa belonging to the clade Caenogastropoda (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

This family consists of the following subfamilies according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005, which adapted the tribes of Cyclophorinae from the system used by Wenz (1938).[1] Some notable genera are also listed:

Subfamily to be determined

Incertae sedes


  1. ^ (German) Wenz W. (1938-1944) Teil 1: Allgemeiner Teil und Prosobranchia. In: Schindewolf O. H. (ed.) Handbuch der Paläozoologie, Band 6, Gastropoda, Verlag Gebrüder Bornträger, Berlin, xii + 1639 pp.
  2. ^ Blanford W. T. (June 1864) Annals of Magazine of Natural History serie 3, 13: page 465.
  3. ^ Greke K. (2011). "Species of Ditropopsis E.A.Smith, 1897 (Architaenioglossa: Cyclophoridae) from the Papuan region". pp. 69-76. In: Telnov D. Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea. Volume I., The Entomological Society of Latvia, Riga, 526 pp.