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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: Xanthonychidae
Strebel & Pfeffer, 1879[1]

Xanthonychidae is a family of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Helicoidea.

This family is within the clade Eupulmonata (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).


The family Xanthonychidae consists of the following subfamilies (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005):

  • Xanthonychinae Strebel & Pfeffer, 1879
  • Lysinoinae Hoffmann, 1928
    • tribe Lysinoini Hoffmann, 1928
    • tribe Leptariontini H. Nordsieck, 1987 - synonym: Tryonigentinae Schileyko, 1991
  • Metostracinae H. Nordsieck, 1987
  • Trichodiscininae H. Nordsieck, 1987
    • Trichodiscini H. Nordsieck, 1987
    • Miraverelliini Schileyko, 1991


Genera in the family Xanthonychidae include:

subfamily Xanthonychinae

subfamily ?


  1. ^ Strebel & Pfeffer (1879). Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Fauna mexicanischer Land- und Süsswasser Conchylien, 4: 25.
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b c Thompson F. G. & Naranjo-García E. (2012). "Echinichidae, a new family of dart-bearing helicoid slugs from Mexico, with the description of a new genus and three new species (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Xanthonychoidea)". Archiv fur Molluskenkunde 141(2): 197-208.doi:10.1127/arch.moll/1869-0963/141/197-208. preview.

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