Polymita

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Polymita
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A group of shells of Polymita picta
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: Helminthoglyptidae[1]
Genus: Polymita
Beck, 1837[2]

Polymita, is a genus of large, air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Helminthoglyptidae.[1]

These snails are endemic to Cuba.

Anatomy[edit]

Polymita creates and uses love darts as part of its mating behavior.

Polymita snails in its habitat

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Polymita include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://zipcodezoo.com/Key/Animalia/Polymita_Genus.asp
  2. ^ Beck H. H. (1837). Index Moll. Mus. Ch. Fred. (1): 44.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Mollusca". Diversidad Biológica Cubana, accessed 23 March 2011.

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