Pupoides nitidulus, copyright Emmanuel Tardy.

Belongs within: Pupilloidea.

Pupoides is a genus of very small snails found in tropical or subtropical regions, characterised by the presence of a single tooth near the top of the aperture (Stanisic et al. 2010).

Characters (from Stanisic et al. 2010): Shell very small, elongately conical, sinistral or dextral, smooth; apeture ovate with a single upper parietal denticle; outer lip strongly reflected; umbilicus a narrow chink. Colour waxy brown.

<==Pupoides Pfeiffer 1854 [incl. Themapupa Iredale 1930; Pupoididae, Pupoidinae] KKW12
    |--*P. (Pupoides) nitidulus (Pfeiffer 1839) [=Bulimus nitidulus] SS10
    `--P. (Ischnopupoides Pilsbry 1926) G88
         `--P. (I.) antiquus Yu & Wang 1977 G88

Pupoides incertae sedis:
  P. albilabris BP90
  P. beltianus (Tate 1894) W08 (see below for synonymy)
  P. coenopictus H84
  P. contrarius (Smith 1894) [=Pupa contraria] S88
  P. eremicolus (Tate 1894) [=Pupa eremicola, Themapupa eremicola] S88
  P. hordacea PF15
  P. ischnus (Tate 1894) [=Pupa ischa, Themapupa ischna; incl. T. i. latior Iredale 1937] S88
  P. lepidulus (Adams & Angas 1864) W08
  P. marginata PF15
  P. modicus BP90
  P. myoporinae S88
  P. pacificus (Pfeiffer 1846) (see below for synonymy) KKW12
  P. sinistralis (Pilsbry 1921) [=P. pacificus var. sinistralis, Themapupa sinistralis] KKW12

Pupoides beltianus (Tate 1894) W08 [=Pupa beltiana S88, Pupoides contrarius beltianus S88, Themapupa beltiana S88]

Pupoides pacificus (Pfeiffer 1846) [=Pupa pacifica, Bulimus pacificus, Themapupa pacifica; incl. T. anapacifica Iredale 1939, Pupoides (Themapupa) anapacifica, T. comperta Iredale 1940, T. dirupta Iredale 1939] KKW12

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BP90] Burch, J. B., & T. A. Pearce. 1990. Terrestrial Gastropoda. In: Dindal, D. L. (ed.) Soil Biology Guide pp. 201–309. John Wiley & Sones: New York.

[G88] Gu H.-L. 1988. Fossils of land snails from Xinyu Formation (early Tertiary) of Qingjiang Basin, Jiangxi Province. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 27 (1): 111–124.

[H84] Heller, J. 1984. Shell colours of desert landsnails. Malacologia 25 (2): 355–359.

[KKW12] K√∂hler, F., V. Kessner & C. Whisson. 2012. New records of non-marine, non-camaenid gastropods (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from islands off the Kimberley coast, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 27 (1): 21–39.

[PF15] Pilsbry, H. A., & J. H. Ferriss. 1915. Mollusca of the southwestern states, VII: the Dragoon, Mule, Santa Rita, Baboquivari, and Tucson Ranges, Arizona. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 67 (2): 363–418, pls 8–15.

[S88] Solem, A. 1988. Non-camaenid land snails of the Kimberley and Northern Territory, Australia. I. Systematics, affinities and ranges. Invertebrate Taxonomy 4: 455–604.

[SS10] Stanisic, J., M. Shea, D. Potter & O. Griffiths. 2010. Australian Land Snails vol. 1. A. field guide to eastern Australian species. Bioculture Press: Mauritius.

[W08] Wilson, B. 2008. Terrestrial gastropods of Faure Island, Shark Bay, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 75: 21–24.

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