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Elasmognatha is a taxonomic grouping, a clade, of air-breathing land snails and slugs, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs.

Elasmognatha
Succinea putris 2.jpg
Succinea putris in the Succineidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
Order Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
clade Elasmognatha
Superfamilies

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A number of species in this taxonomic group are endangered.

TaxonomyEdit

In the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005,[1] Elasmognatha is treated as a clade within the larger clade Stylommatophora.

The following two superfamilies and families have been recognized in the taxonomy of Bouchet & Rocroi (2005):

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.