Discula

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Discula
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: Hygromiidae
Genus: Discula
R. T. Lowe, 1852[1]

Discula is a genus of small land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Hygromiidae, the hairy snails and their allies.

Shell description[edit]

The shell of these snails is shaped rather like a discus, or a lens, with a sharp edge around the periphery of the whorls.

Species[edit]

Species in the genus Discula include:

synonyms:

Note[edit]

The name Discula is ambiguous and also refers to a genus of fungi in the family Valsaceae to which belongs the plant pathogen dogwood anthracnose Discula destructiva.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lowe R. T. (1852). Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (2)9: 116.
  2. ^ Mollusc Specialist Group (1996). "Hystricella bicarinata". In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 15 June 2010.
  3. ^ Seddon M. B. (1996). "Hystricella echinulata". In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 14 June 2010.
  4. ^ Seddon M. B. (1996). "Hystricella oxytropis". In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 14 June 2010.
  5. ^ Seddon M. B. (1996). "Hystricella turricula". In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 7 May 2010.

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