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Chondrina avenacea shell.jpg
8 shells of Chondrina avenacea, scale in mm
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Orthurethra

Superfamily: Pupilloidea
Family: Chondrinidae
Steenberg, 1925
see text
about 70 extant species in six genera plus 4 new species in 2010

Chondrinidae is a family of mostly minute air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the order Pulmonata.


In this family, the number of haploid chromosomes lies between 26 and 30 (according to the values in this table).[3]


2005 taxonomy[edit]

According to the taxonomy of Bouchet & Rocroi (2005) the family Chondrinidae has no subfamilies.

2010 taxonomy[edit]

Kokshoorn B. & Gittenberger (2010)[2] established a new subfamily to system of Chondrinidae:[2]


There are six genera within the family Chondrinidae and they include:[4]


  1. ^ Kokshoorn B. (3 December 2008). "Resolving riddles and presenting new puzzles in Chondrinidae phylogenetics". Doctoral thesis, Leiden University, ISBN 978-90-71382-56-7.
  2. ^ a b c Kokshoorn B. & Gittenberger E. (2010). "Chondrinidae taxonomy revisited: new synonymies, new taxa, and a checklist of species and subspecies (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Pulmonata)". Zootaxa 2539: 1-62. 22 plates. preview.
  3. ^ Barker G. M.: Gastropods on Land: Phylogeny, Diversity and Adaptive Morphology. in Barker G. M. (ed.): The biology of terrestrial molluscs. CABI Publishing, Oxon, UK, 2001, ISBN 0-85199-318-4. 1-146, cited pages: 139 and 142.
  4. ^ Genera in family Chondrinidae [n = 6]. AnimalBase, accessed 16 April 2009.