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Helix pomatia, the Roman snail
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
informal group Pulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
Superfamily: Helicoidea
Rafinesque, 1815

Helicoidea is a taxonomic superfamily of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the infraorder Stylommatophora.


Families within the superfamily Helicoidea: Helicoidea consist of 19 families according to Bouchet & Rocroi (2005).[1][2]

According to H. Nordsieck [3] the family Xanthonychidae (sensu Hausdorf & Bouchet) is probably a polyphyletic assemblage and should be divided into several families.


  1. ^ Bouchet, P.; Rocroi, J.-P. (Ed.); Frýda,J.; Hausdorf,B.; Ponder, W.; Valdes, A.; Warén, A. (2005). Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology, 47(1-2). ConchBooks: Hackenheim, Germany. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. 397 pp.
  2. ^ Poppe G.T. & Tagaro S.P. 2006. The new classification of Gastropods according to Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005. Visaya, février 2006: 10 pp.
  3. ^ Higher classification of the Helicoidea and the molecular analyses of their phylogeny (by Hartmut Nordsieck)


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From Wikispecies

Helix lutescens


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Gastropoda
Subclassis: Orthogastropoda
Superordo: Heterobranchia
Ordo: Pulmonata
Subordo: Eupulmonata
Clade: Stylommatophora
Cladus: Orthurethra
Informal group: Sigmurethra
Superfamilia: Helicoidea
Familiae: Bradybaenidae - Camaenidae - Cepolidae - Cochlicellidae - Elonidae - Epiphragmophoridae - Halolimnohelicidae - Helicidae - Helicodontidae - Helminthoglyptidae - Humboldtianidae - Hygromiidae - Monadeniidae - Pleurodontidae - Polygyridae - Sphincterochilidae - Thysanophoridae - Trissexodontidae - Xanthonychidae


Helicoidea Rafinesque, 1815


  • Rafinesque, C.S. 1815. Analyse de la nature ou tableau de l'universe et des corps organisés: 143.
  • Bouchet, P. & J.-P. Rocroi. 2005. Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia 47(1-2): 269, 283.
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