Anaglyphula Rensch, 1932

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: 10-11

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Anaglyphula Rensch, 1932


Taxon classification Animalia Littorinimorpha Assimineidae

Genus Anaglyphula Rensch, 1932 

Anaglyphula  Rensch, 1932: 122.

Diagnosis for the Sabah species.

Land snails. Spire with a slight constriction about 1/2 whorl back of the aperture, consisting of a circular rim on the inner surface, on the outside this rim shines through as a thin, white line. Umbilicus without periomphalic thread. Peristome thickened.

Cross diagnosis.

The presence of a constriction distinguishes Anaglyphula  from Acmella  . If this is not visible because the shell has turned opaque, the thickened peristome may serve as a distinguishing character.


Originally included in the Valloniidae  , a Pulmonate family. Its position in the Caenogastropoda  was established by Vermeulen (1996) and Vermeulen and Whitten (1998), who found a thin, paucispiral operculum in Anaglyphula whitteni  Vermeulen, 1996, as well as in Anaglyphula tiluana  (Von Moellendorff, 1897) (= Acanthinula tiluana  Von Moellendorff).