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Pupinella rufa.jpg
Pupinella rufa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

Informal group Architaenioglossa

Superfamily: Cyclophoroidea
Family: Pupinidae
L. Pfeiffer, 1853
at least 121 extant species

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


The distribution of the family Pupinidae includes the Himalayas, Assam, Myanmar, peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand,[2] Australia,[3] Melanesia, Micronesia and Papua New Guinea.[4]


Subfamilies and genera within the family Pupinidae include (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005):[5]

Pupininae L. Pfeiffer, 1853

Liareinae Powell, 1946 - synonym: Cytoidae Climo, 1969 (n.a.) = not available name

Pollicariinae Thiele, 1929

  • Pollicaria Gould, 1856[1]
  • Hybocystis Benson, 1859: synonym of Pollicaria A.A. Gould, 1856

Pupinellinae Kobelt, 1902 - synonyms: Ventriculidae Wenz, 1915, Pollicariini Thiele, 1929

subfamily ?


These snails live in wet forests in leaf litter.[4]


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  2. ^ a b Tumpeesuwan S. & Panha S. (2008). "First Record of the Genus Schistoloma Kobelt, 1902 (Prosobranchia: Pupinidae) in Thailand". The Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 8(1): 65-67.
  3. ^ "Pupinidae". Atlas of Living Australia, accessed 8 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Pupinidae". Australian Faunal Directory, accessed 8 July 2012.
  5. ^ a b c 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. 
  6. ^ Ponder W. F. & Stanisic J. (1996). Suavocallia splendens. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 8 July 2012.
  • Bank, R. (2017). Classification of the Recent terrestrial Gastropoda of the World. Last update: July 16th, 2017

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