DIPLOMMATINIDAE Pfeiffer

Vermeulen, Jaap J., Liew, Thor-Seng & Schilthuizen, Menno, 2015, Additions to the knowledge of the land snails of Sabah (Malaysia, Borneo), including 48 new species, ZooKeys 531, pp. 1-139: 19

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.531.6097

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scientific name

DIPLOMMATINIDAE Pfeiffer
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Taxon classification Animalia Architaenioglossa Diplommatinidae

Family DIPLOMMATINIDAE Pfeiffer 

Short description.

Shell (very) small, dextral or less frequently sinistral, ellipsoid to ovoid to conical, or cylindrical. Last whorl without a pore near the aperture; on the inside with a constriction. Coiling axis changing direction one to several times during development, often resulting in (partly) detached whorls. Sculpture: usually a distinct radial sculpture, spiral sculpture subordinate; rarely with spiral sculpture only, or without sculpture. Aperture rounded to somewhat angular above; peristome (distinctly) thickened. Umbilicus closed, or open, narrow. Operculum corneous, paucispiral (Family description based on Webster et al. 2012; Vermeulen 1991; Yamazaki 2013).

Habitat and distribution.

Rock and soil foragers, frequently associated with limestone substrates. Asia (from India, China, Japan Southwards) to Australia, and Oceania.