Kora (gastropod)

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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
Genus: Kora
Simone, 2012[1]
3 species

Kora is a genus of tropical air-breathing land snails, a pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Bulimulidae.[2]


Kora is endemic to endemic central-eastern Brazil.[2]


The generic name Kora is a contraction of a Latin word Corona, that means "crown", because the aperture resemble the crown.[1] The first letter is changed from C to K, because the generic name Cora is preoccupied as a genus of damselflies.[1]

The genus was described with one species Kora corallina classified in the family Orthalicidae in 2012.[1] Later there were added three newly described species to the genus Kora in 2015.[3] There was added another new species to the genus Kora in 2016, while two species were moved to the genus Drymaeus, resulting in three species currently classified within the genus Kora.[2] Kora was also moved from family Orthalicidae to Bulimulidae in 2016.[2]


Species within the genus Kora include:



  1. ^ a b c d e Simone L. R. L. (2012). "Taxonomical study on a sample of pulmonates from Santa Maria da Vitória, Bahia, Brazil, with description of a new genus and four new species (Mollusca: Orthalicidae and Megalobulimidae)". Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 52(36): 431–439. doi:10.1590/S0031-10492012021600001, HTML.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h 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.
  3. ^ a b Simone L. R. L. (2015). "Three new species of Kora (Pulmonata, Orthalicidae) from Bahia and Minas Gerais, Brazil". Journal of Conchology 42(1): 51–56.