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n. pl.1.(Zool.) A group of Pulmonifera having the eyes at the base of the tentacles, including the common pond snails.
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Feldmeyer B, Wheat CW, Krezdorn N, Rotter B, Pfenninger M (2011) Short read Illumina data for the de novo assembly of a non-model snail species transcriptome (Radix balthica, Basommatophora, Pulmonata), and a comparison of assembler performance.
Phylum Clase Orden Arthropoda Insecta Tricoptera Plecoptera Megaloptera Odonata Diptera Efemeroptera Coleoptera Hemiptera Chelicerata Acari Crustacea Decapoda Amphipoda Mollusca Gastropoda Basommatophora Platyhelminthes Turbellaria Tricladida Annelida Hirudinea Glossiphoniiformes Oligochaeta Haplotaxida Phylum Familia Genero o Especie Arthropoda Hydropsychidae Smicridea sp.
Harry (1964) used the presence of the physid musculature as the main character separating the Physidae from the rest of the Basommatophora.
In addition to the truncatellids, members of at least eight groups of snails have independently invaded land: Neritoidea (helicinids and hydrocenids), Cyclophoroidea (all terrestrial), Littorinoidea (pomatiasids and annulariids), Pomatiopsidae (Blanfordia), Hydrobiidae (Falniowskia Bernasconi, 1990 and Terrestribythinella Sitnikova, Starobogatov and Anistratenko, 1992), Assimineidae (omphalotropidines), Basommatophora (carychiids) and Stylommatophora (typical pulmonate land snails).
acuta belongs to the family Physidae, the order Basommatophora, the superorder Pulmonata, the class Gastropoda, and the phylum Mollusks.