Holospira elizabethae

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Holospira elizabethae
Holospira elizabethae.jpg
Drawing of a live individual of Holospira elizabethae from the 1889 original description by Henry Augustus Pilsbry.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Urocoptoidea
Family: Urocoptidae
Subfamily: Holospirinae
Genus: Holospira
Species: H. elizabethae
Binomial name
Holospira elizabethae
Pilsbry, 1889[1]
Drawing of a cross section of the shell of Holospira elizabethae, showing that the columella is hollow

Holospira elizabethae is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Urocoptidae.

Paratypes of this species are in the collection of the Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam.[2]

Original description[edit]

Holospira elizabethae was originally discovered and described by Henry Augustus Pilsbry in 1889.[1] The type locality is Amula village, which is between the towns of Tixtla and Chilapa de Álvarez, in the State of Guerrero, Mexico.

Shell description[edit]

Comparison of apertural view of adult and juvenile shells of Holospira elizabethae:

Comparison of basal (umbilical) views of adult and juvenile shells of Holospira elizabethae:


This species occurs in Mexico.


  1. ^ a b Pilsbry H. A. (14 May 1889). "New and little known American mollusks, no. I." Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 41: 81-89, description is at 81-82, plate 3.
  2. ^ NMR Collection database. accessed 19 June 2009

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