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

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Streptaxoidea
Gray, 1860
about 1000 species, about 60 genera

Streptaxoidea is a superfamily of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the Stylommatophora.


2005 taxonomy[edit]

There have been recognized the only family Streptaxidae within Streptaxoidea in the taxonomy of Bouchet & Rocroi (2005).[2]

2010 taxonomy[edit]

Sutcharit et al. (2010)[1] have established a new family Diapheridae within Streptaxoidea as follows:

Rowson et al. (2011)[3] have confirmed monophyly of Streptaxidae and Diapheridae as its sister group.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Sutcharit C., Naggs F., Wade C. M., Fontanilla I. & Panha S. (2010). "The new family Diapheridae, a new species of Diaphera Albers from Thailand, and the position of the Diapheridae within a molecular phylogeny of the Streptaxoidea (Pulmonata: Stylommatophora)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160: 1-16. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2009.00598.x.
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b Rowson B., Tattersfield P. & Symondson W. O. C. (2011). "Phylogeny and biogeography of tropical carnivorous land-snails (Pulmonata: Streptaxoidea) with particular reference to East Africa and the Indian Ocean". Zoologica Scripta 40: 85-98. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2010.00456.x.