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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Hygrophila
Superfamily: Planorboidea
Family: Planorbidae
Subfamily: Planorbinae
Tribe: Ancylini
Genus: Anisancylus
Pilsbry & Vanatta 1924[1]

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Anisancylus is a genus of small, freshwater, air-breathing limpets, aquatic pulmonate gastropod molluscs in the family Planorbidae, the ram's horn snails and their allies.


These animals have a pallial lung, as do all pulmonate snails, but they also have a false gill or "pseudobranch" which can serve perfectly well as a gill when they are unable to reach the surface for air.


Species within the genus Anisancylus include:[2][3]


  1. ^ "Anisancylus Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1924". Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  2. ^ dos Santos; S. B. (2003). "Estado atual do conhecimento dos ancilídeos na América do Sul (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Basommatophora)" (PDF). Revista de Biología Tropical (in Portuguese). Redalyc. 51 (3): 191–223. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Roskov Y.; Kunze T.; Orrell T.; Abucay L.; Paglinawan L.; Culham A.; Bailly N.; Kirk P.; Bourgoin T.; Baillargeon G.; Decock W.; De Wever A.; Didžiulis V., eds. (2014). "Anisancylus". Catalogue of Life: 2014 Annual Checklist. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. Retrieved 29 May 2014.