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Not to be confused with Draparnaldia, the genus of green algae.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Orthurethra

Superfamily: Partuloidea
Family: Draparnaudiidae
Solem, 1962[1]
Genus: Draparnaudia
Montrouzier, 1859[2]
6 species

Draparnaudia is a genus of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Partuloidea.

Draparnaudia is the only genus in the family Draparnaudiidae.

Both the family name and the genus name of these snails were created to honor the 18th century French malacologist Jacques Philippe Raymond Draparnaud.


This genus is endemic to New Caledonia, in Melanesia and - probably introduced - to Vanuatu.


The Draparnaudiidae family is classified within the informal group Orthurethra, itself belonging to the clade Stylommatophora within the clade Eupulmonata (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005). Draparnaudia is the type genus of the family Draparnaudiidae.[4]

The family Draparnaudiidae consists of one genus with six species:[3]


  1. ^ Solem A. (1962) "Notes on, and descriptions of new Hebridean land snails". Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology 9(5): 215-247. page 219.
  2. ^ Montrouzier (1859). J. Conchyliol. 7: 288.
  3. ^ a b Tillier S. & Mordan P. B. (1995). "The anatomy and systematics of the New Caledonian land snail genus Draparnaudia Montrouzier, 1859 (Pulmonata: Orthurethra)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 113(1): 47-91, London 1994 doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1995.tb00336.x.
  4. ^ 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.