Valloniidae

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Valloniidae
Vallonia pulchella.jpg
A live individual of Vallonia pulchella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Orthurethra

Superfamily: Pupilloidea
Family: Valloniidae
Morse, 1864
Synonyms[1]

Circinariidae Pilsbry, 1896
Acanthinulinae Steenberg, 1917
Pupisomatidae Iredale, 1940

Valloniidae is a taxonomic family of small and minute, air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Pupilloidea.

Anatomy[edit]

In this family, the number of haploid chromosomes lies between 26 and 30 (according to the values in this table).[2]

Taxonomy[edit]

The family Valloniidae has no subfamilies (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).[1]

Genera[edit]

Genera within the family Valloniidae include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 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. 
  2. ^ Barker G. M.: Gastropods on Land: Phylogeny, Diversity and Adaptive Morphology. in Barker G. M. (ed.): The biology of terrestrial molluscs. CABI Publishing, Oxon, UK, 2001, ISBN 0-85199-318-4. 1-146, cited pages: 139 and 142.

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