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Temporal range: Lower Paleocene–Recent[1]
Rumina decollata.jpg
A live individual of the decollate snail, Rumina decollata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Achatinoidea
Family: Subulinidae
P. Fischer & Crosse, 1877[2]

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Subulinidae is a family of small tropical air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Achatinoidea.




In this family, the number of haploid chromosomes lies between 26 and 35 (according to the values in this table).[3]


The family Subulinidae consists of the following subfamilies (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005):[4] (The following unreferenced unchecked genera are probably from Schileyko (1999))


Genera in the family Subulinidae include:




  • Glessula Martens, 1860 - type genus of the subfamily Glessulinae[4]







  1. ^ a b "Family summary for Subulinidae". AnimalBase, last modified 21-02-2006, accessed 15 March 2011.
  2. ^ Fischer P. & Crosse (1877). Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Rechearches zoologiques (7)1(6): 592.
  3. ^ Barker G. M.: Gastropods on Land: Phylogeny, Diversity and Adaptive Morphology. in Barker G. M. (ed.): The biology of terrestrial molluscs. CABI Publishing, Oxon, UK, 2001, ISBN 0-85199-318-4. 1-146, cited pages: 139 and 142.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l 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. 
  5. ^ Pilsbry H. A. (1907). Manual of Conchology (2)18(72): 330.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Mollusca". Diversidad Biológica Cubana, accessed 23 March 2011.
  7. ^ a b Baker, Horace B. 1930: The mollusca collected by the University of Michigan – Williamson expedition in Venezuela. Occasional Paper of Museum of zoology. 210:1-51
  8. ^ Pilsbry H. A. (1906). In: Tryon G. W. & Pilsbry H. A. (1906) Manual of Conchology (2)18: 14.
  9. ^ Naggs F. (1994). "The reproductive anatomy of Paropeas achatinaceum and a new concept of Paropeas (Pulmonata: Achatinoidea: Subulinidae)". Journal of Molluscan Studies 60(2): 175-191. doi:10.1093/mollus/60.2.175.
  10. ^ Salvador R. B., Cunha C. M. & Simone L. R. L. (2013). "Taxonomic revision of the orthalicid land snails (Pulmonata: Stylommatophora) from Trindade Island, Brazil". Journal of Natural History 47(13-14): 949-961. doi: 10.1080/00222933.2012.759290.
  11. ^ "Genus summary for Zootecus". AnimalBase, accessed 11 october 2010.
  12. ^ Wronski T. & Hausdorf B. (2009). "Oreohomorus apio new species from Uganda (Gastropoda: Subulinidae)". Journal of Conchology 40(1): 55-60. abstract.
  13. ^ "Genus summary for Rumina". AnimalBase, accessed 11 october 2010.
  14. ^ (Portuguese) Salgado N. C. & Coelho A. C. S. (2003). "Moluscos terrestres do Brasil (Gastrópodes operculados ou não, exclusive Veronicellidae, Milacidae e Limacidae)". Revista de Biología Tropical 51(Suppl. 3): 149-189. (with English abstract), PDF.
  15. ^ "New paper on Rhodea". Ashbreure's posterous, published 1 April 2011, accessed 1 April 2011.

Further reading[edit]

  • Schileyko A. A. (1999). "Treatise on Recent Terrestrial Pulmonate Molluscs. Part 4 Draparnaudiidae, Caryodidae, Macrocyclidae, Acavidae, Clavatoridae, Dorcasiidae, Sculptariidae, Corillidae, Plectopylidae, Megalobulimidae, Strophocheilidae, Cerionidae, Achatinidae, Subulinidae, Glessulidae, Micractaeonidae, Ferrussaciidae". In: Ruthenica., Supplement, 2(4): 435-564, Moscow, ISSN 0136-0027.

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