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A live adult and a juvenile of Elona quimperiana
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: Elonidae
Gittenberger, 1977[1]

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Elonidae is a family of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropods mollusks in the superfamily Helicoidea.

This family is within the clade Eupulmonata (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).

Subfamilies and genera[edit]

The family Elonidae consists of two subfamilies (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005):


Genera in the family Elonidae include:




  1. ^ Gittenberger E. (1979) "On Elona (Pulmonata, Eloniadae fam. nov.)". Malacologia 18(1-2), Sixth European Malacological Congress, Amsterdam, 139-145.
  2. ^ (German) Nordsieck H. (1986) "Das System der tertiären Helicoidea Mittel- und Westeuropas (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora)". Heldia, 1(4): 109-120, plates 15-17, description at page 116.
  3. ^ Tryon G. W. (1894) Manual of Conchology, structural and systematic, with illustrations of the species. Second series: Pulmonata. Volume 9. Helicidae - Volume VII. Continued by H. A. Pilsbry, page 289.