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Megaspiridae is a family of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Orthalicoidea (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).[2][3]

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Apertural and abapertural views of a shell of Thaumastus flori
Scientific classification

Type genus

The family Megaspiridae has no subfamilies.[2]


Genera within the family Megaspiridae include:


  1. ^ Pilsbry H. A. (1904) Manual of Conchology Volume 16. Urocoptidae, Achatinidae. (2)16(63): 175.
  2. ^ a b c 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.
  3. ^ a b c Breure A. S. H. & Romero P. (2012). "Support and surprises: molecular phylogeny of the land snail superfamily Orthalicoidea using a three-locus gene analysis with a divergence time analysis and ancestral area reconstruction (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora)". Archiv für Molluskenkunde: International Journal of Malacology 141(1): 1-20. doi:10.1127/arch.moll/1869-0963/141/001-020.
  4. ^ Mónica Lucía Vera Ardila (2008). "Lista de los géneros de moluscos terrestres de Colombia (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Prosobranchia: Mesogastropoda y Pulmonata: Stylommatophora)" (PDF). Biota Colombiana. 9 (1): 39–62.
  5. ^ Breure A. S. H. & Borrero F. J. (2008). "An annotated checklist of the land snail family Orthalicidae (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Orthalicoidea) in Ecuador, with notes on the distribution of the mainland species. Zootaxa 1768: 1-40. abstract.
  6. ^ Abbott R. T. (1989). Compendium of Landshells. American Malacologists, Inc., Melbourne, Florida. ISBN 0-915826-23-2
  7. ^ Breure A. S. H. (1979). "Systematics, phylogeny and zoogeography of Bulimulinae (Mollusca)". Zoologische Verhandelingen Leiden 168: 1-215, figs 1-182, pls. 1-3, tables 1-5. PDF.

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