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Oxychilus draparnaudi.jpg
Oxychilus draparnaudi
Oxychilus cellarius bottom.jpg
The ventral surface of a shell of Oxychilus cellarius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
clade limacoid clade
Superfamily: Gastrodontoidea
Family: Oxychilidae
Subfamily: Oxychilinae
Genus: Oxychilus
Fitzinger, 1833[1]

Oxychilus is a genus of small air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropods in the family Oxychilidae, the glass snails.[2]


There are more than 100 (at least 107 including synonyms)[3] species in the genus Oxychilus. Species in the genus Oxychilus include:


  1. ^ (German) Fitzinger L. I. (1833). "Systematisches Verzeichniß der im Erzherzogthume Oesterreich vorkommenden Weichthiere, als Prodrom einer Fauna derselben". Beiträge zur Landeskunde Oesterreich's unter der Enns 3: 88-122. Wien.
  2. ^ Marshall, B.; Bouchet, P. (2016). Oxychilus Fitzinger, 1833. In: MolluscaBase (2016). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=818444 on 2016-05-22
  3. ^ Species in genus Oxychilus. AnimalBase, accessed 30 December 2008.
  4. ^ Falkner G. (2007). "Oxychilus (Oxychilus) beckmanni n. sp., eine neue Glanzschnecke von der Balearen-Insel Mallorca (Gastropoda: Oxychilidae). pp. 179-185. In: Beckmann K.-H.: Die Land- und Süßwassermollusken der Balearischen Inseln. ConchBooks, Hackenheim, 255 pp., ISBN 978-3-939767-05-3.
  5. ^ Horsák M., Juřičková L. & Picka J. (2013): Měkkýši České a Slovenské republiky. Molluscs of the Czech and Slovak Republics. Kabourek, Zlín, 264 pp. (in Czech and English).

External links[edit]

  • Giusti F. & Manganelli G. (2002). "Redescription of two west European Oxychilus species: O. alliarius (Miller, 1822) and O. helveticus (Blum, 1881), and notes on the systematics of Oxychilus Fitzinger, 1833 (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Zonitidae)". Journal of Conchology 37(5): 455-476. abstract.