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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Neritimorpha
clade Cycloneritimorpha
Superfamily: Helicinoidea
Family: Proserpinidae
J. E. Gray, 1847[1]

Despoenidae Newton, 1891

Proserpinidae is a taxonomic family of small land snails with an operculum, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Helicinoidea (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).

This family has no subfamilies according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005.[2]


Genera within the family Proserpinidae include:


  1. ^ Gray J. E. (1847). "A list of genera of Recent Mollusca, their synonyma and types". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 15: 129-182. page 182.
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, Philippe; Rocroi, Jean-Pierre; Frýda, Jiri; Hausdorf, Bernard; Ponder, Winston; Valdés, Ángel & Warén, Anders (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 
  3. ^ Sowerby II. G. B. (1839). Conch. Man.: 124; (1842), ed. 2: 237.