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Drymaeus multilineatus.jpg
Drymaeus multilineatus hanging on a tree branch.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Orthalicoidea
Family: Bulimulidae
Subfamily: Peltellinae[1]
Genus: Drymaeus
Albers, 1850[2]
about nearly 600 names of species

Drymaeus is a genus of medium-sized air-breathing, tropical land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs in the family Bulimulidae.[1]

Drymaeus was placed in the subfamily Bulimulinae within the family Orthalicidae, according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda (Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).[4]


Distribution of genus Drymaeus include South and Central America. For example in Mexico live about 65 species of Drymaeus.[3]


There are two subgenera: Drymaeus sensus stricto and subgenus Mesembrinus. Species within the genus Drymaeus include:

subgenus Drymaeus Albers, 1850

subgenus Mesembrinus Albers, 1850[2][6]

subgenus ?



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Breure A. S. H. & Romero P. (2012). "Support and surprises: molecular phylogeny of the land snail superfamily Orthalicoidea using a three-locus gene analysis with a divergence time analysis and ancestral area reconstruction (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora)". Archiv für Molluskenkunde: International Journal of Malacology 141(1): 1-20. doi:10.1127/arch.moll/1869-0963/141/001-020.
  2. ^ a b (in German) Albers J. C. (1850). Die Heliceen nach natürlicher Verwandtschaft systematisch geordnet von Joh. Christ. Albers: 1-262. Berlin. Drymaeus is on the page 155. Mesembrinus is on the page 157.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd Thompson F. G. (16 June 2008). "AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE LAND AND FRESHWATER SNAILS OF MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA". "PART 3 PART 3 (ORTHALICOIDEA)". accessed 17 May 2011.
  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. 
  5. ^ a b c d Breure A. S. H. & Mogollón Avila V. (2010). "Well-known and little-known: miscellaneous notes on Peruvian Orthalicidae (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora)". Zoologische Mededelingen 84. HTM.
  6. ^ a b c Robinson D. G., Hovestadt A., Fields A. & Breure A. S. H. (July 2009). "The land Mollusca of Dominica (Lesser Antilles), with notes on some enigmatic or rare species". Zoologische Mededelingen 83 http://www.zoologischemededelingen.nl/83/nr03/a13
  7. ^ "Mollusca" Archived July 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Diversidad Biológica Cubana, accessed 23 March 2011.
  8. ^ Salvador, R.B.; Cavallari, D.C.; Simone, L.R.L. (2015). "Taxonomical study on a sample of land snails from southeastern Tocantins State, Brazil, with description of a new species". Journal of Conchology. 42 (1): 67–78. 
  9. ^ a b Salvador R. B. & Simone L. R. L. (2016). "A new species of Kora from Bahia, Brazil (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Orthalicoidea), with an emended diagnosis of the genus". Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde A 9: 1–7. doi:10.18476/sbna.v9.a1.

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