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For the goddess from India, see Shitala Devi.
Drawing of an apertural view of the shell of Sitala palmaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
clade Sigmurethra
clade limacoid clade

Superfamily: Helicarionoidea
Family: Helicarionidae
Subfamily: Durgellinae
Tribe: Durgellini[1]
Genus: Sitala
Adams, 1865[2]

Sitala is a genus of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Helicarionidae. Sitala is the type genus of the subfamily Sitalinae (which is a synonym of Durgellini.)[1]


Species within the genus Sitala include:


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  2. ^ Adams H. (1865). In: Wallace A. R. (1865). "List of the Land shells collected by Mr. Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with Descriptions of the New Species by Mr. Henry Adams". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1865: 405-416. page 408.
  3. ^ Rowson B., Warren B. H. & Ngereza C. F. (2010). "Terrestrial molluscs of Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania, and its status as an "oceanic" island". ZooKeys 70: 1-39. doi:10.3897/zookeys.70.762.