Monadeniidae

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Monadeniidae
Monadenia fidelis 15008.JPG
A live individual of Monadenia fidelis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
Superfamily: Helicoidea
Family: Monadeniidae
H. Nordsieck, 1987
Genera

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Monadeniidae is a taxonomic family of small to medium sized 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.[1]

Anatomy[edit]

This family is defined by an absent diverticulum. The species have one dart apparatus, a stylophore (dart sac), one mucus gland, with a muscular duct that is inserted at base of the dart sac.

Genera[edit]

Genera within the family Modaneiidae include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bouchet P., Rocroi J.-P., Frýda J., Hausdorf B., Ponder W., Valdés Á. & Warén A. (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology (Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks) 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3925919724. ISSN 0076-2997.