Parmacella olivieri

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Parmacella olivieri
Parmacella olivieri.png
Drawing of dorsal view and right lateral view of Parmacella olivieri from its type description by Georges Cuvier.
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: Parmacelloidea
Family: Parmacellidae
Genus: Parmacella
Species: P. olivieri
Binomial name
Parmacella olivieri
Cuvier, 1804[1]

Parmacella olivieri is a species of air-breathing land slug, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Parmacellidae.

Parmacella olivieri is the type species of the genus Parmacella.[2]


The distribution of this species includes:


The shell is very narrow, thick-walled.[2] The apex is smooth and glossy amber golden.[2] There are several tubercles and wrinkles in the aperture.[2]

The animal is brown with chocolate brown bands on the mantle.[2] The mantle is up to 20 mm long.[2] The whole animal up to 32 mm long.[2]

Drawing of anatomy of Parmacella olivieri from its type description.
Drawing of anatomy of Parmacella olivieri from its type description.


This article incorporates public domain text from the reference.[2]

  1. ^ (in French) Cuvier G. (1804). "Mémoire sur la dolabelle, sur la testacelle et sur un nouveau genre de mollusques à coquille cachée, nommée parmacelle". Annales du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle 5(30): 435-444, Plate 29. Paris.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Species summary for Parmacella olivieri". AnimalBase, last modified 7 June 2008, accessed 1 September 2010.

Further reading[edit]

  • PD-icon.svg (in German) Simroth H. (1883) "Anatomie der Parmacella Olivieri Cuv." Jahrbücher der Deutschen Malakozoologischen Gesellschaft 10: 1-46. Plate 1.