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For the autonomous region in Belgium, see Wallonia. For the small town in the United States, see Vallonia, Indiana.
Vallonia pulchella.jpg
A live individual of Vallonia pulchella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Orthurethra

Superfamily: Pupilloidea
Family: Valloniidae
Genus: Vallonia
Risso, 1826[1]
A shell of Vallonia pulchella

Vallonia is a genus of small air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Valloniidae.

Vallonia is the type genus of the family Valloniidae.


Species in the genus Vallonia include:[2][3]


  1. ^ Risso A. (1826). Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l'Europe méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes Maritimes. Tome quatrième. pp. [1-3], j-vij [= 1-7], 1-439, pl. [1-12]. Paris. (Levrault).
  2. ^ Forsyth R. G. Terrestrial Gastropods of the Columbia Basin, British Columbia. Family Valloniidae. Accessed 25 April 2009.
  3. ^ Coppolino M. L. (2009). Land Snails of Southern Illinois. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA. Last updated 31 January 2009, accessed 25 April 2009.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Gerber, Jochen (1996). Revision der Gattung Vallonia Risso 1826 (Mollusca : Gastropoda : Valloniidae). Schriften zur Malakozoologie aus dem Haus der Natur - Cismar, Haus der Natur Cismar. Issue 8 (Cornell University: Christa Hemmen). ISBN 9783925919220. 
  5. ^ a b c d e (Czech) Horsák M., Juřičková L., Beran L., Čejka T. & Dvořák L. (2010). "Komentovaný seznam měkkýšů zjištěných ve volné přírodě České a Slovenské republiky. [Annotated list of mollusc species recorded outdoors in the Czech and Slovak Republics]". Malacologica Bohemoslovaca, Suppl. 1: 1-37. PDF.
  6. ^ a b Land Mollusca of North America (North of Mexico): Monographs of The Acad. of Natural Sciences of Phila., No. 3, Vol. II, Part 2. Philadelphia, Pa: Academy of Natural Sciences. 1948. ISBN 1-4223-1778-1. 
  7. ^ Metcalf, Artie L. (23 March 1984). "Distribution of Land Snails of the San Andres and Organ Mountains, Southern New Mexico". The Southwestern Naturalist 29 (1): 35–44. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • (German) Gerber J. (1996). "Revision der Gattung Vallonia Risso, 1826 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Valloniidae)". Schriften zur Malakozoologie 8: 1-227.