Thaumastus (gastropod)

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Thaumastus flori shell.png
Apertural and abapertural views of a shell of Thaumastus flori
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Orthalicoidea
Family: Megaspiridae
Genus: Thaumastus
Albers, 1860[1]
  • Orphnus Albers, 1850
  • Orphaicus Schaufuss, 1869
  • Tatutor Jousseaume, 1887
  • Tholus Strebel, 1909
  • Pachytholus Strebel, 1909
  • Atahualpa Strebel, 1910

Thaumastus is a genus of tropical air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Megaspiridae.[3]


The distribution of the genus Thaumastus includes Colombia,[2] Peru,[4] Ecuador,[5] ...


Species within the genus Thaumastus include:

Subgenus Scholvienia Strebel, 1910[6]

Subgenus Thaumastiella Weyrauch, 1956[7]

Subgenus Thaumastus Albers, 1860

Subgenus Paeniscutalus Wurtz, 1947[8]

See also[edit]

Kara was a subgenus of Thaumastus and Kara was elevated to its genus level in 2011.[9]


  1. ^ Albers J. C. (1860). Die Heliceen nach natürlicher Verwandtschaft systematisch geordnet von Joh. Christ. Albers. 2e Ausgabe: i-xviii, 1-359. Berlin. page 215.
  2. ^ a b Vera Ardila M. L. (2008). "Lista de los géneros de moluscos terrestres de Colombia (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Prosobranchia: Mesogastropoda y Pulmonata: Stylommatophora)". Biota Colombiana 9(1): 39-62. PDF.
  3. ^ Breure A. S. H. & Romero P. (2012). "Support and surprises: molecular phylogeny of the land snail superfamily Orthalicoidea using a three-locus gene analysis with a divergence time analysis and ancestral area reconstruction (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora)". Archiv für Molluskenkunde: International Journal of Malacology 141(1): 1-20. doi:10.1127/arch.moll/1869-0963/141/001-020.
  4. ^ a b c Breure A. S. H. & Mogollón Avila V. (2010). "Well-known and little-known: miscellaneous notes on Peruvian Orthalicidae (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora)". Zoologische Mededelingen 84. HTM.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Breure A. S. H. & Borrero F. J. (2008). "An annotated checklist of the land snail family Orthalicidae (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Orthalicoidea) in Ecuador, with notes on the distribution of the mainland species. Zootaxa 1768: 1-40. abstract.
  6. ^ Strebel (1910). Abh. Naturw. Ver. Hamburg 19(3): 16, 20.
  7. ^ Weyrauch (1956). Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 108: 11.
  8. ^ Wurtz C. B. (1947). "A new subgenus, Paeniscutalus, and the anatomy of its type species". The Nautilus 61: 11-17. page 12.
  9. ^ Breure A. S. H. (2011) "Annotated type catalogue of the Orthalicoidea (Mollusca, Gastropoda) in the Royal Belgian Institute of Sciences, Brussels, with descriptions of two new species". ZooKeys 101: 1–50. doi:10.3897/zookeys.101.1133.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Thaumastus at Wikimedia Commons