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Bulimulus limnoides
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Superorder: Eupulmonata
Order: Stylommatophora
Suborder: Helicina
Superfamily: Orthalicoidea
Family: Bulimulidae
Genus: Bulimulus
Leach, 1814[1]
  • Adzharia P. Hesse, 1933
  • Bulimulus (Bulimulus) Leach, 1814
  • Bulimus (Leptomerus) Albers, 1850
  • Cochlogena Férussac, 1821 (junior synonym)
  • Helix (Cochlogena) Férussac, 1821
  • Leptomerus Albers, 1850
  • Loboa Ihering, 1917
  • Siphalomphix Rafinesque, 1833
Bulimulus acholus Mabille, 1895 - lectotype at MNHN, Paris

Bulimulus is a genus of small to medium-sized tropical or sub-tropical, air-breathing land snails, pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the subfamily Bulimulinae within the family Bulimulidae.[3][2]

Bulimulus is the type genus of the subfamily Bulimulinae.[4] The shells are high and conical, and are medium-sized, ranging from about 20 mm (0.8 inches) to about 50 mm (2 inches) long.


Species in the genus Bulimulus include:[5][6][7]



  1. ^ Leach W. E. (1814). Zool. Miscell. 1: 41.
  2. ^ a b MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Bulimulus Leach, 1814. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=861633 on 2020-06-21
  3. ^ Breure A. S. H. & Romero P. (2012). "Support and surprises: molecular phylogeny of the land snail superfamily Orthalicoidea using a three-locus gene analysis with a divergence time analysis and ancestral area reconstruction (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora)". Archiv für Molluskenkunde: International Journal of Malacology 141 (1): 1-20. doi:10.1127/arch.moll/1869-0963/141/001-020
  4. ^ Bouchet, Philippe; Rocroi, Jean-Pierre; Frýda, Jiri; Hausdorf, Bernard; Ponder, Winston; Valdés, Ángel & Warén, Anders (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1–2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997.
  5. ^ Abbott R. T. (1989). Compendium of Landshells. American Malacologists, Inc: Melbourne FL. 240 pp. ISBN 0-915826-23-2
  6. ^ Pilsbry, Henry Augustus (1939). Land Mollusca of North America: (north of Mexico). Academy of Natural Sciences. ISBN 978-1-4223-1778-5.[page needed]
  7. ^ 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ a b c d Robinson, D G; Hovestadt, A; Fields, A; Breure, A S H (July 2009). "The land Mollusca of Dominica (Lesser Antilles), with notes on some enigmatic or rare species". Zoologische Mededelingen. 83: 615–650. CiteSeerX ProQuest 890027555.
  9. ^ a b Salvador, Rodrigo Brincalepe; Simone, Luiz Ricardo Lopes de (2013). "Taxonomic revision of the fossil pulmonate mollusks of Itaboraí Basin (Paleocene), Brazil". Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia. São Paulo. doi:10.1590/S0031-10492013000200001.
  10. ^ "Mollusca" Archived July 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Diversidad Biológica Cubana, accessed 23 March 2011.
  11. ^ Hanna, G. Dallas (1923). "Expedition of the California Academy of Sciences to the Gulf of California in 1921. Land and freshwater mollusks". Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. 4. 12 (17): 483–528.
  12. ^ a b Breure, A S H; Avila, V Mogollón (November 2010). "Well-known and little-known: miscellaneous notes on Peruvian Orthalicidae (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora)". Zoologische Mededelingen. 84: 15–35. CiteSeerX S2CID 83102022. ProQuest 890024806.
  13. ^ Salvador, R.B.; Cunha, C.M.; Simone, L.R.L. (April 2013). "Taxonomic revision of the orthalicid land snails (Pulmonata: Stylommatophora) from Trindade Island, Brazil". Journal of Natural History. 47 (13–14): 949–961. doi:10.1080/00222933.2012.759290. S2CID 84228003.

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