PUNCTIDAE Morse

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: 91-92

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

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scientific name

PUNCTIDAE Morse
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Taxon classification Animalia Stylommatophora Punctidae

Family PUNCTIDAE Morse 

Snails.

Shell very small, dextral, lenticular or discoid. Sculpture consisting of inconspicuous radial riblets, spiral sculpture subordinate. Aperture without teeth or lamellae, peristome usually thin and not reflected. Umbilicus open, narrow or wide (Family description adapted from Solem 1976, 1988; Vaught 1989; Herbert and Kilburn 2004).

Habitat and distribution.

Soil and litter dwellers. Widely distributed in Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Remarks.

The family is poorly known and although many genera and species have been described, the true diversity may consist of a smaller number of widespread, regionally variable species.