Snails of SA

Snails of SA - Southern Africa : Assist in the Identification of Snails (Informal group:Pulmonata) around Southern Africa The Pulmonata, or pulmonates, are an informal group (previously an order, and before that a subclass) of snails and slugs characterized by the ability to breathe

Assist in the Identification of Snails (Informal group:Pulmonata) around Southern Africa

The Pulmonata, or "pulmonates", are an informal group (previously an order, and before that a subclass) of snails and slugs characterized by the ability to breathe air, by virtue of having a pallial lung instead of a gill, or gills. The group includes many land and freshwater families, and several marine families.

The taxon Pulmonata as traditionally defined was found to be polyphyletic in a molecular study per J├Ârger et al., dating from 2010.

Pulmonata are known from the Carboniferous Period to the present

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulmonata

06 Jan 2016
Shaun Swanepoel