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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Rhytidoidea
Family: Rhytididae
Genus: Rhytida
Martens, 1860

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Rhytida is a genus of medium-sized, air-breathing, predatory land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs in the family Rhytididae.

This is the type genus of the family.


This genus is endemic to New Zealand.[1]


Species and subspecies recognised in the genus Rhytida are:[2]

Note that the species/subspecies status of some of the above taxa is unclear and differs between sources.


  1. ^ Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  2. ^ Checklist of New Zealand Mollusca

Further reading[edit]

  • Efford M. G. 1998 Distribution and status of native carnivorous land snails in the genera Wainuia and Rhytida. Science for Conservation 101: 1–47.