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Radiodiscus patagonicus shell.jpg
Three views of a shell of Radiodiscus patagonicus.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Punctoidea
Family: Charopidae
Hutton, 1884

Charopidae is a taxonomic family of small air-breathing land snails (and semi-slugs such as Otoconcha dimidiata), terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Punctoidea (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).[1]


The family Charopidae consists of the following subfamilies:

  • Charopinae Hutton, 1884 - synonyms: Phenacohelicidae Suter, 1892; Flammulinidae Crosse, 1895; Amphidoxinae Thiele, 1931; Dipnelicidae Iredale, 1937; Hedleyoconchidae Iredale, 1942; Pseudocharopidae Iredale, 1944; Trachycystidae Schileyko, 1986; Therasiinae Schileyko, 2001; Flammoconchinae Schileyko, 2001; Ranfurlyinae Schileyko, 2001
  • Otoconchinae Cockerell, 1893
  • Rotadiscinae H. B. Baker, 1927
  • Semperdoninae Solem, 1983
  • Thysanotinae Godwin-Austen, 1907
  • Trukcharopinae Solem, 1983


Genera in the family Charopidae include:[2]



  • Otoconcha Hutton, 1884 - type genus of the subfamily Otoconchinae




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  1. ^ a b Bouchet P.; Rocroi J.-P.; Frýda J.; Hausdorf B.; Ponder W.; Valdés Á. & Warén A. (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 
  2. ^ Solem A. (30 December 1982) Endodontoid land snails from Pacific Islands (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Sigmurethra). Part II. Families Punctidae and Charopidae, Zoogeography. Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. ISSN 0015-0754. [1]

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