Pupillidae

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Pupillidae
Temporal range: Paleocene–Recent[1]
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A right side view of a live Pupilla muscorum
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Six shells of Pupilla muscorum. The scale bar is in mm.
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: Pupillidae
Turton, 1831[2]
Synonyms[3]
  • Pupinae Flemming, 1828 (inv.)
  • Pupoididae Iredale, 1939

Pupillidae is a family of mostly minute, air-breathing, land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks or micromollusks in the superfamily Pupilloidea.

This family has no subfamilies (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).[3]

Distribution[edit]

Pupoides marginatus is endemic to Cuba.[4] The type genus, Pupilla, in direct contrast, has numerous living and extinct species found in Europe, Northern Africa, and North America.

Anatomy[edit]

In this family, the number of haploid chromosomes lies between 26 and 30 (according to the values in this table).[5]

Genera[edit]

Genera within the family Pupillidae include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Family summary for Pupillidae". AnimalBase, accessed 5 April 2011.
  2. ^ Turton W. (1831). A manual of the land and freshwater shells of the British Islands. 152 pp., 9, plates. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Greene, London.8: 97. (original spelling: Pupilladae.)
  3. ^ a b c d Bouchet P.; Rocroi J.-P.; Frýda J.; Hausdorf B.; Ponder W.; Valdés Á. & Warén A. (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 
  4. ^ a b c "Mollusca". Diversidad Biológica Cubana, accessed 23 March 2011.
  5. ^ Barker G. M.: Gastropods on Land: Phylogeny, Diversity and Adaptive Morphology. in Barker G. M. (ed.): The biology of terrestrial molluscs. CABI Publishing, Oxon, UK, 2001, ISBN 0-85199-318-4. 1-146, cited pages: 139 and 142.
  6. ^ Sterkia clementina. NatureServe Explorer, accessed 1 August 2010.

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