Architaenioglossa is a taxonomic group of snails which have gills and often an operculum. They are primarily land and freshwater gastropod mollusks within the clade Caenogastropoda.[1]

Pomacea bridgesii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Architaenioglossa
Haller, 1890

This "informal group" has been shown to be polyphyletic in a study by Harasewych et al., published in 1998.[2]


(Families that are exclusively fossil are indicated with a dagger †)


  1. ^ Bouchet, P.; Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia. 47 (1–2).
  2. ^ M.G. Harasewych; S.L. Adamkewicz; M. Plassmeyer; P.M. Gillevet (1998). "Phylogenetic relationships of the lower Caenogastropoda (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Architaenioglossa, Campaniloidea, Cerithioidea) as determined by partial 18S rDNA sequences". Zoologica Scripta. 27 (4): 361–372. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.1998.tb00467.x.