ARIOPHANTIDAE Godwin Austen

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: 24

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

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scientific name

ARIOPHANTIDAE Godwin Austen
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Taxon classification Animalia Stylommatophora Ariophantidae

Family ARIOPHANTIDAE Godwin Austen 

Short description.

Snails or semi-slugs. Shell (very) small to very large, dextral or sinistral, (low-)conical, ellipsoid, lenticular or discoid; semi-slugs with a (partly) reduced shell. Sculpture absent, or inconspicuous (rarely more distinct) spiral and/or radial sculpture present. Aperture without teeth or lamellae, peristome usually thin and not reflected. Umbilicus closed or open, narrow (Family description adapted from Baker (1941), and Solem (1966). In contrast to our earlier paper, Liew et al. 2009, we here include the Dyakiinae  in Ariophantidae  , rather than treating them as a separate family).

Habitat and distribution.

Generally forest species found on leaf litter and vegetation. Throughout South, East, and Southeast Asia, and Oceania, with a few species circumtropically introduced.