Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Aillyoidea
H. B. Baker, 1955[1]
Family: Aillyidae
H. B. Baker, 1955[1]

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Aillyidae is a family of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the informal group Sigmurethra.[2]

Aillyidae is the only family in the superfamily Aillyoidea.[2]

This family and the genus is named in honor of Swedish malacologist Adolf d’Ailly (1855-1927).


The family Aillyidae is classified within the informal group Sigmurethra, itself belonging to the clade Stylommatophora within the clade Eupulmonata (according to taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).[2] This family has no subfamilies.[2]

Prestonellidae has been tentatively placed as a synonym of Aillyidae in the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005.[2] Herbert & Mitchell (2009)[3] have moved Prestonellidae to the superfamily Orthalicoidea.[3]



  1. 1 2 Baker H. B. (1955). "Heterurethrous and aulocopod". The Nautilus 68(4): 109-112.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Bouchet P.; Rocroi J.-P.; Frýda J.; Hausdorf B.; Ponder W.; Valdés Á. & Warén A. (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997.
  3. 1 2 3 Herbert D. G. & Mitchell A. (2009). "Phylogenetic relationships of the enigmatic land snail genus Prestonella: the missing African element in the Gondwanan superfamily Orthalicoidea (Mollusca: Stylommatophora)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 96(1): 203-221. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2008.01109.x.
  4. 1 2 3 Odhner N. H. (1927). "Aillya camerunensis n. gen., n. sp. An African bulimuloid snail.". Arkiv för Zoologi 19a(20): 1.
  5. Schileyko A. A. (1999). "Treatise on Recent terrestrial pulmonate molluscs. Part 3: Partulidae, Aillyidae, Bulimulidae, Orthalicidae, Megaspiridae, Urocoptidae". Ruthenica (Suppl. 2): 272.

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