Pulmonata

Pulmonata

The Pulmonata or "pulmonates" are an order (once a subclass) of snails and slugs that have developed a pallial lung and thus can breathe air. The group includes many land and freshwater families and a few marine ones.

Pulmonata are known from the Carboniferous to the recent periods.

Taxonomy

Order Pulmonata Cuvier in Blainville, 1814 (pulmonates)

  • Suborder Basommatophora Keferstein in Bronn, 1864 (freshwater pulmonates, pond snails)
  • Suborder Eupulmonata Haszprunar & Huber, 1990
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