Allogona

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Allogona
AllogonaTownsndExBinney19.jpg
Allogona townsendiana from W. G. Binney, 1878[1]
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: Polygyridae
Genus: Allogona
Pilsbry, 1939[2]

Allogona is a genus of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Polygyridae.

The shell of this genus is not distinguishable from the shell of Triodopsis, but the male reproductive anatomy is unusual, and is characteristic for the genus. (The genus name, from Greek, means "different genitalia".)[3]

Species and subspecies[edit]

Species and subspecies within the genus Allogona include:

The classic treatment of this group by Pilsbry[3] divides the genus into two subgenera: Allogona s.s. for A. profunda and its subspecies, and Dysmedoma for the other members of the taxon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Binney, William G. (1878). The Terrestrial Air-Breathing Mollusks of the United States and Adjacent Territories of North America. Vol. 5 (plates). Bull. Mus. Comparative Zool., Harvard. Plate 19.
  2. ^ Pilsbry, Henry A. (1939). Land Mollusca of North America (North of Mexico). Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Monograph 3, vol. 1(1): xvii.
  3. ^ a b Pilsbry, Henry A. (1940). Land Mollusca of North America (North of Mexico). Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Monograph 3, vol. 1(2): 875-892.