Gastrocopta iheringi

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Gastrocopta iheringi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
clade Orthurethra

Superfamily: Pupilloidea
Family: Vertiginidae
Subfamily: Gastrocoptinae
Genus: Gastrocopta
Species: G. iheringi
Binomial name
Gastrocopta iheringi
(Suter, 1900)[1]

Pupa iheringi Suter, 1900

Gastrocopta iheringi is a species of very small air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Vertiginidae.

The specific name iheringi is in honor of the zoologist Hermann von Ihering, who collected the type specimen.[2]

Veitenheimer-Mendes & Oliveira redescribed the type material in 2012.[2]


This species occurs in Brazil[3] and Venezuela.[4]


  1. ^ Suter H. (1900). "Observações sobre alguns caracóes terrestres do Brazil". Revista do Museu Paulista, São Paulo 4: 329-337.
  2. ^ a b (in Portuguese) Veitenheimer-Mendes I. L. & de Oliveira C. R. P. (2012). "Gastrocopta iheringi (Suter, 1900) (Gastropoda, Vertiginidae): redescrição do material-tipo. [Gastrocopta iheringi (Suter, 1900) (Gastropoda, Vertiginidae): redescription of type material]". Revista Biotemas 25(1): 181-185. doi:10.5007/2175-7925.2012v25n1p181.
  3. ^ (in Portuguese) Salgado N. C. & Coelho A. C. S. (2003). "Moluscos terrestres do Brasil (Gastrópodes operculados ou não, exclusive Veronicellidae, Milacidae e Limacidae)". Rev. Biol. Trop. 51(Suppl. 3): 149-189. (with English abstract), PDF Archived October 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine..
  4. ^ Richards H. G. & Hummelinck P. W. (1940). "Land & Freshwater Mollusks from Margarita Island, Venezuela". Notulae Naturae 62 1-16. at Google Books.