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Bulimulus limnoides
Scientific classification

Leach, 1814[1]
An apertural view of the shell of Bulimulus dealbatus[2]

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] 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]



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  2. ^ Binney W. G. (1878). "The terrestrial shell-bearing mollusks of the United States and the adjacent territories of North America". Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. (Harvard), 5.
  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 H. A. (1946). "Land Mollusca of North America (North of Mexico)". Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Monograph 3, vol. 2(1): 1-520.
  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 http://www.zoologischemededelingen.nl/83/nr03/a13 Archived 2011-10-07 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ a b Salvador, R.B. & Simone, L.R.L. Taxonomic revision of the fossil pulmonate mollusks of Itaboraí Basin (Paleocene), Brazil. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 53(2): 5-46. (http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S0031-10492013000200001&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en)
  10. ^ a b Breure A. S. H. & Mogollón Avila V. (2010). "Well-known and little-known: miscellaneous notes on Peruvian Orthalicidae (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora)". Zoologische Mededelingen 84. HTM Archived 2018-09-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "Mollusca" Archived July 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Diversidad Biológica Cubana, accessed 23 March 2011.
  12. ^ Salvador R. B., Cunha C. M. & Simone L. R. L. (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

External links[edit]

  • tree snails of Florida, Bulimulus spp. on the UF / IFAS Featured Creatures Web site
  • Breure A. S. H. (1974). "Caribbean land molluscs: Bulimulidae, I. Bulimulus". Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands 45: 1-80, figs. 1-80, pls 1-7, tables 1-17.