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

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Acavoidea
Pilsbry, 1895

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The Acavoidea are a taxonomic superfamily of air-breathing land snails and slugs, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the informal group Sigmurethra.[1]

This taxonomy was based on the study by Nordsieck, published in 1986.[2]


Families within the superfamily Acavoidea are as follows:


  1. ^ Bouchet, P.; Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia. 47 (1-2). 
  2. ^ H. Nordsieck (1986). "The system of the Stylommatophora (Gastropoda), with special regard to the systematic position of the Clausiliidae, II. Importance of the shell and distribution". Archiv für Molluskenkunde. 117 (1-3): 93–116.