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Tomigerus clausus shell.jpg
Drawing of a shell of Tomigerus clausus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora

Superfamily: Orthalicoidea
Family: Odontostomidae
Genus: Tomigerus
Spix, 1827[1]

Tomigerus is a genus of air-breathing, tropical land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Odontostomidae.[2]


This genus contains the following species:


How the shell is carried[edit]

It is evident from several features of the shell and its internal organization that the shell in this genus is carried with its principal axis transverse to the longitudinal axis of the foot; that is, the spire is directed to the right. The flattened surface of the outer whorl thus rests upon the dorsal surface of the foot or upon the substratum when the animal is in a state of aestivation, a position which they had assumed in both instances.[4]


This article incorporates public domain text from the reference[4]

  1. ^ Spix J. B. von (1827). Test. Brasil., 21, tab. 15.
  2. ^ a b Breure A. S. H. & Ablett J. D. (2012) "Annotated type catalogue of the Bothriembryontidae and Odontostomidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Orthalicoidea) in the Natural History Museum, London". ZooKeys 182: 1-70. doi:10.3897/zookeys.182.2720.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h (Portuguese) Norma Campos Salgado & Arnaldo C. dos Santos Coelho. (2003). "Moluscos terrestres do Brasil (Gastrópodes operculados ou não, exclusive Veronicellidae, Milacidae e Limacidae)". Rev. Biol. Trop. 51(Suppl. 3): 149-189. (with English abstract)
  4. ^ a b Heath H. 1914. The anatomy of two Brazilian land-shells, Anostoma depressum and Tomigerus clausus. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 65: 688-692, plate 31 [1913].

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