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Cochlicopa lubrica 2.png
a live Cochlicopa lubrica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Pulmonata
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Orthurethra

Superfamily: Cochlicopoidea
Family: Cochlicopidae
Pilsbry, 1900 (1879)

Cochlicopidae is a taxonomic family of small, air-breathing, land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Cochlicopoidea.


In this family, the number of haploid chromosomes lies between 26 and 30 (according to the values in this table).[1]


The following two subfamilies have been recognized in the taxonomy of Bouchet & Rocroi (2005):

  • subfamily Cochlicopinae Pilsbry, 1900 (1879) - synonyms: Cionellidae L. Pfeiffer, 1879; Zuidae Bourguignat, 1884
  • subfamily Azecinae Watson, 1920 - synonym: Cryptazecinae Schileyko, 1999


The family Cochlicopidae includes the following genera:

subfamily Cochlicopinae

  • Cochlicopa Férussac, 1821 - synonym: Cionella Jeffreys, 1830[2]

subfamily Azecinae


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Cochlicopa A. Ferussac 1821". Fauna Europaea, accessed 13 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Hypnophila Bourguignat 1858". Fauna Europaea, accessed 13 September 2010.

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