Pagodulina pagodula

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Pagodulina pagodula
Pagodulina-pagodula 01.jpg
Pagodulina pagodula shells
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Orthurethra

Superfamily: Pupilloidea
Family: Orculidae
Genus: Pagodulina
Species: P. pagodula
Binomial name
Pagodulina pagodula
(Des Moulins, 1830)[1]

Pagodulina pagodula is a species of minute land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk, or micromollusk, in the family Orculidae, and the superfamily Pupilloidea.

Pagodulina pagodula is the type species of the genus Pagodulina.

The genus and the species name both mean little pagoda, a reference to the shape of the shell.

Shell description[edit]

The shells of this snail species are minute, about 3 mm in height, barrel-shaped or skep-shaped, with a flared and somewhat ear-shaped aperture.


The distribution of this species is Alpine.[2] It occurs in the following countries:


  1. ^ Des Moulins C. (1830). "Description d'une nouvelle espèce vivante de Pupa, du Périgord". Actes de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux 4: 158-163, plate 1.
  2. ^ (in Slovak) Lisický M. J. (1991). Mollusca Slovenska [The Slovak molluscs]. VEDA vydavateľstvo Slovenskej akadémie vied, Bratislava, 344 pp.
  3. ^ Beata M. Pokryszko. "Pagodulina pagodula (Des Moulins, 1830)". Instytut Ochrony Przyrody Polskiej Akademii Nauk. 

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