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Bulimulidae is a taxonomic family of medium-sized to large, air-breathing, tropical and sub-tropical land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs in the superfamily Orthalicoidea.[3]


Distribution of species in the family Bulimulidae includes Ecuador (9 genera)[4] and other South American countries.

Fossil record

The family's oldest fossil record dates from the Middle Paleocene of Brazil (Itaboraí Basin).[5]


Members of this family have a haploid chromosome number between 26 and 30 (according to the values in this table).[6]

Shells of species within Bostrycinae have a smooth protoconch and the genital organs feature a relatively long penis sheath (ca. 1/4–1/6 total phallus length).[7]


Previously, the members of the Orthalicidae were also included in this subfamily, as the subfamily Orthalicinae, and the taxa listed here were placed in their own subfamily, the Bulimulinae.[8]

2005 taxonomy

Bulimulinae was placed in the family Orthalicidae according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda (Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).[9]

The subfamily Bulimulinae included 3 tribes:[9]

  • Tribe Bulimulini Tryon, 1867 - synonyms: Bulimidae Guilding, 1828 (inv.); Berendtiinae P. Fischer & Crosse, 1872; Bothiembryontidae Iredale, 1937
  • Tribe Odontostomini Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1898 - synonym: Tomogeridae Jousseaume, 1877
  • Tribe Simpulopsini Schileyko, 1999

2010 taxonomy

Breure et al. (2010)[3] moved Bothriembryon to Placostylidae (since 2012 as Bothriembryontidae), elevated Bulimulinae to Bulimulidae and Odontostomini to Odontostomidae.[3]

2012 taxonomy

Breure & Romero (2012)[10] confirmed previous results from 2010, additionally they elevated Simpulopsini to Simpulopsidae.[10] There are three subfamilies within Bulimulidae:[10]

  • subfamily Bulimulinae Tryon, 1867
  • subfamily Peltellinae Gray, 1855
  • subfamily Bostrycinae Breure, 2012[10][7]


Genera in the family Bulimulidae include:

subfamily Bulimulinae

subfamily Peltellinae

subfamily Bostrycinae

within Bulimulidae, subfamily ?

unsorted, maybe within Bulimulidae (can be also either in Bulimulidae or Odontostomidae or in Simpulopsidae)


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