Appalachina sayana

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Appalachina sayana
Appalachina sayana 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: Appalachina
Species: A. sayana
Binomial name
Appalachina sayana
(Pilsbry, 1906)

The Appalachina sayana, also known as the Spike-lip Crater, is a species of small, air-breathing, land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs in the family Polygyridae.

Distribution and conservation status[edit]

This species lives in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and in Nova Scotia in Canada and was assessed as Not at Risk by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).[2]


  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 23.
  2. ^ COSEWIC. 2005. Canadian Species at Risk. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. 64 pp., page 35.