Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Gastropodae
Subclassis: Orthogastropoda
Superordo: Heterobranchia
Ordo: Pulmonata
Subordo: Eupulmonata
Clade: Stylommatophora
Cladus: Orthurethra
Informal group: Sigmurethra
Superfamilia: Acavoidea
Familia: Acavidae
Genera: Acavus - Ampelita - Helicophanta - Leucotaenius - Oligospira - Stylodon


Acavidae Pilsbry, 1895


Pilsbry, H.A. 1895. Guide to the study of Helices. Manual of Conchology, Second Series (Pulmonata), 9(33a): xxxii.

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


In this family, the number of haploid chromosomes lies between 26 and 35 (according to the values in this table).[1]


The family Acavidae has no subfamilies.

Genera in the family Acavidae include:[2]

* Acavus Montfort, 1810
* Ampelita Beck, 1837
* Helicophanta Férussac, 1821
* Leucotaenius Martens, 1860
* Oligospira Ancey, 1887
* † Pebasiconcha Wesselingh & Gittenberger, 1999 - with the only species † Pebasiconcha immanis Wesselingh & Gittenberger, 1999[3]
* Stylodon Beck, 1837


1. ^ 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.
2. ^ cited 11 October 2008
3. ^ Wesselingh F. P. (2006). "Molluscs from the Miocene Pebas Formation of Peruvian and Colombian Amazonia". Scripta Geologica 133: 19-290. Figure 274. abstract, PDF

External links

* Acavidae at National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website.

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