Euonyma laeocochlis

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Euonyma laeocochlis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Achatinoidea
Family: Subulinidae
Subfamily: Subulininae
Genus: Euonyma
Species: E. laeocochlis
Binomial name
Euonyma laeocochlis
(Melvill & Ponsonby, 1896)[1]

Subulina laeocochlis Melvill & Ponsonby, 1896

Euonyma laeocochlis is a species of an air-breathing land snail, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Subulinidae.

Euonyma laeocochlis is the type species of the genus Euonyma.[2]

This species has not been collected since its original description in 1896.[2] Herbert (2006)[2] have rediscovered this species in South Africa in 2006.[2]


This species is endemic to South Africa.[1] The type locality is "Humansdorp, St. Francis Bay", South Africa.[1]


Euonyma laeocochlis has been described by British malacologists James Cosmo Melvill (1845-1929) and by John Henry Ponsonby-Fane (1848-1916) in 1896.[1] Its type description read as follow:[1]


This article incorporates public domain text from the reference [1]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Melvill J. C. & Ponsonby J. H. (1896). "Descriptions of new Terrestrial Mollusca from South Africa". Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6)18: 314-318. page 316. Plate XVI, figure 3.
  2. ^ a b c d Herbert D. (2006). "Rediscovery of the type species of Euonyma (Subulinidae) and observations on South African species of Gulella (Streptaxidae), with description of two new species (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata)". Journal of Natural History 40(17-18): 1063-1081. doi:10.1080/00222930600845218.