Thysanophoridae

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Thysanophoridae
Microphysula cookei shell.jpg
Three views of a shell of Microphysula cookei
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
Superfamily:
Family:
Thysanophoridae

Pilsbry, 1926 [1]
Genera

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

Contents

These are common woodland snails of North America. They also occur in a few recorded spots in South America.

This family is defined by the absence of both a diverticulum and a stimulatory organ.

Subfamilies

There are no subfamilies in Thysanophoridae.

Genera

Genera within the family Thysanophoridae include:

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Helicinidae family of molluscs

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Eupulmonata clade of molluscs

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Helicoidea superfamily of molluscs

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Pleurodontidae family of molluscs

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Sigmurethra suborder of molluscs

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<i>Caracolus</i> genus of molluscs

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<i>Solaropsis</i> genus of molluscs

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References

  1. Pilsbry H. A. 1926 (5 August). The land mollusks of the Republic of Panama and the Canal Zone. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 78: 57-126, plates 9-10, Thysanophoridae at p. 107.