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The Jurassic Astartidae clam erroneously named Oxyloma by Gardner and Campbell in 2002 is now known as Oxyeurax.
Kanab Ambersnail.jpg
A Kanab Ambersnail at Vaseys Paradise in Grand Canyon National Park.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
clade Elasmognatha

Superfamily: Succineoidea
Family: Succineidae
Genus: Oxyloma
Westerlund, 1885[1]

Oxyloma is a genus of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Succineidae, the ambersnails.


The genus Oxyloma includes the following species and subspecies:[2]

Conservation status[edit]

The only Oxyloma species or subspecies listed in the IUCN Red List of 2006 is the Kanab ambersnail (Oxyloma haydeni kanabense), which is critically endangered. No others have been assessed by the IUCN.

The Niobrara ambersnail (Oxyloma haydeni haydeni) is listed as a "Wyoming Species of Greatest Conservation Need" by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.


  1. ^ Westerlund C. A. (1885). Fauna der in der paläarctischen Region (Europa, Kaukasien, Sibirien, Turan, Persien, Kurdistan, Armenien, Mesopotamien, Kleinasien, Syrien, Arabien, Egypten, Tripolis, Tunesien, Algerien und Marocco) lebenden Binnenconchylien. V. Fam. Succinidæ, Auriculidæ, Limnæidæ, Cyclostomidæ & Hydrocenidæ. pp. 1-135, 1-14. Lund. (Håkan Ohlsson).
  2. ^ [1] animal diversity species list
  3. ^ van Bruggen A. C. & Appleton C. C. (1977). "Studies on the ecology and systematics of the terrestrial molluscs of the lake Sibaya area of Zululand, South Africa". Zoologische Verhandelingen 154: 3-48. page 21-23. PDF.