Staffordia staffordi

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Staffordia staffordi
Staffordia staffordi shell.png
A drawing of an apertural view of a shell of Staffordia staffordi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
clade limacoid clade
Superfamily: Staffordioidea
Family: Staffordiidae
Genus: Staffordia
Species: S. staffordi
Binomial name
Staffordia staffordi
Godwin-Austen, 1907[1]

Staffordia staffordi is a species of air-breathing land snail, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Staffordiidae.

The specific name staffordi as well as generic name Staffordia is in honor of Brigadier-General Stafford,[who?] who was in command of the punitive force which entered the Dafla Hills for the first time in the winter of 1874-1875.[1]


The type locality of this species is Toruputu Peak, Dafla Hills, 7,000 feet (2,100 m), in India.[1]


The shell is moderately solid, with a thick epidermis, very globosely conoid, rounded below.[1] The umbilicus almost hidden.[1] The sculpture is small.[1] Elongate papillae arearranged longitudinally, and differing from all the other species collected in the Dafla Hills.[1] The color is olivaceous ochre.[1] The spire is low.[1] The suture is shallow.[1] The shell has 5 whorls with sides convex above, rather flattened on the periphery of the last whorl.[1] The aperture is lunate, narrow, subvertical, milky white within, rounded below.[1] The peristome is thin, slightly sinuate below, and nearly vertical near the columella.[1]

The width of the shell is 13.2-15.2 mm.[1] The height of the shell is 7.8 mm.[1] The type specimen is not adult.[1]


This article incorporates public domain text from the reference.[1]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Godwin-Austen H. H. (1907). Land and freshwater mollusca of India, including South Arabia, Baluchistan, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Nepal, Burma, Pegu, Tenasserim, Malaya Peninsula, Ceylon and other islands of the Indian Ocean; Supplementary to Masers Theobald and Hanley's Conchologica Indica. Taylor and Francis, London. 2: page 185-186, plate CXIII, figure 4.

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