- Art Gallery -


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: Achatinoidea
Familiae: Achatinidae - Coeliaxidae - Ferussaciidae - Glessulidae - Subulinidae - Thyrophorellidae


Achatinoidea Swainson, 1840

The Achatinoidea are a superfamily of air-breathing land snails and slugs, terrestrial gastropod mollusks in the informal group Sigmurethra.[1]

This taxonomy was based on the study by Nordsieck, published in 1986. [2]


* Family Achatinidae Swainson, 1840
* Family Ferussaciidae Bourguignat, 1883
* Family Micractaeonidae Schileyko, 1999
* Family Subulinidae P. Fischer & Crosse, 1877
* Family Prestonellidae van Bruggen, 1978 : This enigmatic family, of which the phylogenetic relationships are unknown, has been tentatively placed here by Bouchet & Rocroi, based on biogeographical reaons. However, a study by Herbert and Mitchell, published in 2008, now places it in the Gondwanan superfamily Orthalicoidea [3]


1. ^ Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia 47 (1-2).
2. ^ H. Nordsieck (1986). "The system of the Stylommatophora (Gastropoda), with special regard to the systematic position of the Clausiliidae, II. Importance of the shell and distribution". Archiv für Molluskenkunde 117 (1-3): 93–116.
3. ^ David G. Herbert & Andrew Mitchell (2008). "Phylogenetic relationships of the enigmatic land snail genus Prestonella: the missing African element in the Gondwanan superfamily Orthalicoidea (Mollusca: Stylommatophora)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 96 (1): 203–221. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2008.01109.x. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121575282/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0.

Biology Encyclopedia

Mollusca Images

Source: Wikipedia, Wikispecies: All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License