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Helicophanta gloriosa Berenty 2 070304.jpg
A live individual of Helicophanta gloriosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Acavoidea
Family: Acavidae
Pilsbry, 1895

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Clavatoridae Thiele, 1926

Acavidae is a taxonomic family of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Acavoidea (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).


In this family, the number of haploid chromosomes lies between 26 and 35 (according to the values in this table).[1]


The family Acavidae has no subfamilies.

Genera in the family Acavidae include:[2]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ cited 11 October 2008
  3. ^ Wesselingh F. P. (2006). "Molluscs from the Miocene Pebas Formation of Peruvian and Colombian Amazonia". Scripta Geologica 133: 19-290. Figure 274. abstract, PDF

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