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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
informal group Architaenioglossa
Superfamily: Cyclophoroidea
Family: Cyclophoridae
Genus: Boucardicus
Fischer-Piette & Bedoucha, 1965[1]

Boucardicus is a genus of land snails with an operculum, terrestrial gastropod mollusks in the family Cyclophoridae. It is endemic to Madagascar, consist 199 species and 5 subspecies.[2] Type species is Boucardicus notabilis (Smith, 1892).[2] Included species are very diverse, some species are medium sized (about 10 mm) with conical shell, some are small (height 1.5-3.5 mm) with cylindrical "pupilloid-like" shell.[2]


Species within the genus Boucardicus include:


  1. ^ Fischer-Piette & Bedoucha (1965). Mém. Mus. natn. Hist. nat. Paris (N.S.) (A) 33: 63.
  2. ^ a b c d e Balashov I. & Griffiths O. (2015). "Two new species of minute land snails from Madagascar: Boucardicus monchenkoi sp. nov. and B. ambindaensis sp. nov. (Caenogastropoda: Cyclophoridae)". Zootaxa. 4052(2): 237-240. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4052.2.9
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Emberton K C., Slapcinsky J., Campbell C. A., Rakotondrazafy J. A., Andriamiarison T. N. & Emberton J. D. (2010). "Terrestrial mollusks of Andriantantely Massif, Eastern Madagascar, with descriptions of 36 new species (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda; Pulmonata)". Archiv für Molluskenkunde 139(1): 71-141. doi:10.1127/arch.moll/1869-0963/139/071-141