Triboniophorus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Triboniophorus
Triboniophorus graeffei - Chatswood West.jpg
Two individuals of Triboniophorus graeffei on Angophora costata bark, Chatswood West, NSW, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
clade Elasmognatha

Superfamily: Athoracophoroidea
Family: Athoracophoridae
Genus: Triboniophorus
Humbert, 1863[1]

Triboniophorus is a genus of air-breathing land slugs, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs in the family Athoracophoridae, the leaf-veined slugs.

Species[edit]

Species within this genus include:

Description[edit]

These slugs have two, not four, tentacles, and like other leaf-vein slugs they have an indented pattern on their dorsum which resembles the veins of a leaf.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Humbert A. (31 December 1863). "Études sur quelques mollusques terrestres nouveaux ou peu connus". Mem. Soc. Phys. Nat. Hist. Geneve 17(1): 109-128. Description at page 119.
  2. ^ Solem A. 1959. Systematics of the land and fresh-water mollusca of the New Hebrides. Fieldiana Zoology, volume 43, number 1, Chicago Natural History Museum, page 45-46
  3. ^ http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/abrs/fauna/tree.pl?pstrVol=PULMONATA;pintMode=2;pintTaxa=2442#2442 accessed 20 February 2009

External links[edit]