Vitrinidae

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Vitrinidae
Vitrina pellucida by Jewitt.jpg
Drawing of a live Vitrina pellucida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata

clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
clade limacoid clade

Superfamily: Limacoidea
Family: Vitrinidae
Fitzinger, 1833
Genera

See text

Synonyms
  • Plutoniinae Cockerell, 1893
  • Vitriplutoniinae Collinge, 1893
  • Phenacolimacinae Schileyko, 1986
  • Semilimacinae Schileyko, 1986
  • Oligolimacini Schileyko, 2003
Three shells of Eucobresia diaphana, scale bar in mm

Vitrinidae is a family of small, air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Limacoidea (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).

The family Vitrinidae has no subfamilies (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).

Distribution[edit]

The distribution of the Vitrinidae includes the Nearctic, western Palearctic, eastern Palearctic, and Ethiopian zones, as well as Hawaii.[1]

Anatomy[edit]

Snails in this family make and use love darts made of chitin.

In this family, the number of haploid chromosomes lies between 26 and 35 (according to the values in this table).[2]

Genera[edit]

Genera in the family Vitrinidae include:

Cladogram[edit]

A cladogram showing the phylogenic relationships of this family to other families within the limacoid clade:[1]


 limacoid clade 
 Staffordioidea 

Staffordiidae




 Dyakioidea 

Dyakiidae


 Gastrodontoidea 

Pristilomatidae




Chronidae




Euconulidae



Trochomorphidae





Gastrodontidae



Oxychilidae







 Parmacelloidea 

Trigonochlamydidae



Parmacellidae



Milacidae





 Zonitoidea 

Zonitidae


 Helicarionoidea 

Helicarionidae




Ariophantidae



Urocyclidae





 Limacoidea 

Vitrinidae




Boettgerillidae




Limacidae



Agriolimacidae










References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hausdorf B. (2000). "Biogeography of the Limacoidea sensu lato (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora): Vicariance Events and Long-Distance Dispersal". Journal of Biogeography 27(2): 379-390. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2699.2000.00403.x, JSTOR.
  2. ^ 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.

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