Cepaea vindobonensis

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Cepaea vindobonensis
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Cepaea vindobonensis
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: Helicidae
Genus: Cepaea
Species: C. vindobonensis
Binomial name
Cepaea vindobonensis
(Férussac, 1821)[2]

Cepaea vindobonensis is a species of medium-sized air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod in the family Helicidae.

Cepaea vindobonensis photographed in Mödling, near Vienna

The scientific name is derived from the Celtic settlement Vindobona, now known as Vienna, the capital of Austria.


Distribution of this species is Pontic and Pannonian.[3]

It includes the following countries:

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Neubert E. (2011). "Cepaea vindobonensis". In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 May 2014.
  2. ^ Pfeiffer C. (1828). Naturgeschichte deutscher Land- und Süsswasser-Mollusken. Dritte Abtheilung. pp. I-VI [= 1-6], 1-84, Taf. I-VIII [= 1-8]. Weimar. (Landes-Industrie-Comptoir).
  3. ^ (Slovak) Lisický M. J. (1991). Mollusca Slovenska [The Slovak molluscs]. VEDA vydavateľstvo Slovenskej akadémie vied, Bratislava, 344 pp.
  4. ^ Red List of the molluscs (Mollusca) of the Czech Republic http://mollusca.sav.sk/malacology/redlist.htm
  5. ^ (Czech) Dvořák L. & Hlaváč J. Č. (2013). "Páskovka Cepaea vindobonensis (Pulmonata: Helicidae) v západních Čechách. [The snail Cepaea vindobonensis (Pulmonata: Helicidae) in West Bohemia]". Malacologica Bohemoslovaca 12: 99-104. PDF.
  6. ^ Egorov R. (2014). "The first record of Cepaea vindobonensis (Pfeiffer, 1828) (Stylommatophora: Helicidae) in the central part of European Russia". Malacologica Bohemoslovaca 13: 110-113. PDF.
  7. ^ Balashov I. & Gural-Sverlova N. (2012). "An annotated checklist of the terrestrial molluscs of Ukraine". Journal of Conchology 41(1): 91-109.

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