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Temporal range: Pleistocene-Recent
Parafossarulus crassitesta - Jockgrim - P1010073bis.JPG
The shell of Parafossarulus crassitesta
Scientific classification

Type species
Paludina striatula Benson, 1842

Parafossarulus is a genus of freshwater snails with gills and an operculum, an aquatic prosobranch gastropod mollusks in the family Bithyniidae.[2]


Species within the genus Parafossarulus include:


Glöer (2002)[7] reassigned two European extinct species of Parafossarulus into a subgenus of the genus Bithynia, but the genus Parafossarulus is generally accepted for the Asian species.


  1. ^ a b Annandale T. N. & Prashad B. (1924). "Report on a small collection of molluscs from the Chekiang province of China". Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London 16(1): 27-49. page 28. abstract.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. (2014). Parafossarulus Annandale, 1924. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2014-11-19
  3. ^ Bouchet, P. (2014). Parafossarulus anomalospiralis Liu, Li & Liu, 1985. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2014-05-16
  4. ^ Madhyastha A. & Jinghua F. (2014). "Parafossarulus eximius". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T166250A1122592. Downloaded on 26 December 2015.
  5. ^ Bouchet, P. (2014). Parafossarulus globosus Liu, Zhang & Wang, 1994. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2014-05-16
  6. ^ a b c Kantor Yu I., Vinarski M. V., Schileyko A. A. & Sysoev A. V. (published online on March 2, 2010). "Catalogue of the continental mollusks of Russia and adjacent territories". Version 2.3.1.
  7. ^ Glöer P. (2002). Die Süßwassergastropoden Nord- und Mitteleuropas. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands, ConchBooks, Hackenheim, 326 pp., ISBN 3-925919-60-0, page 190-194.

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