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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Gastropoda
Subclassis: Heterobranchia
Infraclassis: Euthyneura
Cohors: Tectipleura
Subcohors: Panpulmonata
Superordo: Eupulmonata
Ordo: Stylommatophora
Subordo: Achatinina
Superfamilia: Achatinoidea
Familiae (4): AchatinidaeAillyidaeFerussaciidaeMicractaeonidae


Achatinoidea Swainson, 1840

Swainson, W.J. 1840. A treatise on Malacology; or, the natural classification of shells and shell fish. London, Longman 1–419. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.8027 BHL Reference page.
Budha, P.B., Naggs, F. & Backeljau, T. 2017. Conchological differentiation and genital anatomy of Nepalese Glessulinae (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora, Subulinidae), with descriptions of six new species. ZooKeys 675: 129—156. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.672.13252. Reference page.


Achatinoidea in the World Register of Marine Species

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

2005 taxonomy

According to taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005 there are four families within the superfamily Achatinoidea,[1] that is based on the study by Nordsieck, published in 1986.[1][2]

Family Achatinidae Swainson, 1840
Family Ferussaciidae Bourguignat, 1883
Family Micractaeonidae Schileyko, 1999
Family Subulinidae P. Fischer & Crosse, 1877

2017 taxonomy

Fontanilla et al. recognized Subulinidae as not monophyletic in 2017 and they classified Subulininae within Achatinidae.[3]

Family Achatinidae Swainson, 1840
Family Aillyidae H. B. Baker, 1955[4]
Family Ferussaciidae Bourguignat, 1883[4]
Family Micractaeonidae Schileyko, 1999[4]


Bouchet, Philippe; Rocroi, Jean-Pierre; Frýda, Jiri; Hausdorf, Bernard; Ponder, Winston; Valdés, Ángel & Warén, Anders (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1–2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997.
Nordsieck H. (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.. abstract Archived 2012-03-19 at the Wayback Machine.
Fontanilla, Ian Kendrich; Naggs, Fred; Wade, Christopher Mark (2017). "Molecular phylogeny of the Achatinoidea (Mollusca: Gastropoda)" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 114: 382–385. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2017.06.014. PMID 28647619.
Rosenberg, G. (2011). Achatinoidea Swainson, 1840. In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2018-01-01

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