Limacoidei

Belongs within: Heterobranchia.Contains: Pristilomatidae, Oxychilidae, Gastrodontidae, Chronidae, Trochomorphidae, Euconulinae, Liardetiini, Parmacelloidea, Vitrinidae, Agriolimacidae, Limacinae, Zonites, Ventridens, Paravitrea, Glyphyalinia, Helicarionoidea. The Limacoidei, sometimes referred to as the ‘limacoid clade’ or Limacoidea sensu lato, are terrestrial gastropods characterised by a radula bearing elongate marginal teeth without entocones. This modification of the radula may represent an adaptation to… Continue reading Limacoidei

Glyphyalinia

Belongs within: Limacoidei. Glyphyalinia snails Published 29 May 2022 North America (as with pretty much everywhere in the world outside the coldest regions) is home to a wide diversity of small, terrestrial snails that tend to pass unnoticed. Among the more diverse of these is the zonitid genus Glyphyalinia. Glyphyalinia species are often found in… Continue reading Glyphyalinia

Pristilomatidae

Belongs within: Limacoidei. Snails of crystal Published 5 July 2021 In many parts of the world, searching under pots or among other garden rubbish may turn up minute snails with translucent shells. Among the various families which might be found in this way are representatives of the family Pristilomatidae, commonly known as crystal snails. All… Continue reading Pristilomatidae

Trochomorphidae

Belongs within: Limacoidei. The Trochomorphidae are a group of small to medium-sized, herbivorous snails found in humid tropical forests and vine thickets in southeast Asia, northern Australia and the western Pacific (Stanisic et al. 2010). Characters (from Stanisic et al. 2010): Shell small to medium-sized (2–25 mm in diameter), translucent to opaque; generally trochoidal, lens-shaped… Continue reading Trochomorphidae

Liardetiini

Belongs within: Limacoidei. The Liardetiini are a group of small snails characterised by possession of a penis bearing an appendix at least longer than its base. <==Liardetiini [Liardetiae]BR05 |–Sitalinopsis Thiele 1931S88 |–Fanulum Iredale 1913 [Fanulidae]BR05 | `–*F. expositum (Mousson 1873) [=Trochonanina exposita]BR17 |–Advena Gude 1913 [Advenidae]BR05 | `–*A. campbellii (Gray 1834) [=Helix campbellii; incl. A.… Continue reading Liardetiini

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Oxychilidae

Belongs within: Limacoidei. The Oxychilidae are a group of snails and semi-slugs most diverse in the Holarctic region; a number of Oxychilus species have become widely distributed in association with humans. <==OxychilidaeBR17 | i. s.: Mediterranea Clessin 1880NB19, G08 [incl. Riedeliconcha Schileyko 2003G08, Riedelius Hudec 1961G08] | |–M. hydatina (Rossmässler 1838)NB19 | `–M. inopinata (Uličný… Continue reading Oxychilidae

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Helicarion

Belongs within: Helicarionoidea. Helicarion is a genus of semi-clugs bearing a transparent shell with very fine, very crowded spiral striae (Stanisic et al. 2010). Characters (from Stanisic et al. 2010): Shell relatively small to medium-sized, ear-shaped, flattened, thin, transparent; last whorl very large; sculpture of very fine, weak, very crowded spiral striae on both the… Continue reading Helicarion

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Fastosarion

Belongs within: Helicarionoidea. Fastosarion is a genus of large semi-slugs with a shell marked by fine radial ribs found in north-eastern Australia (Scott 1995). Characters (from Scott 1995): Large to very large semi-slug. Dart sac absent. Vagina present. Spermatheca short. Epiphallus with sinuate flagellum at junction with vas deferens. Caecum near insertion of penial retractor… Continue reading Fastosarion

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