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- proper n. A taxonomic family within the superfamily Punctoidea — air-breathing land snails and terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks.
Cold hardiness in the woodland snail, Anguispira alternata (Say) (Endodontidae).
Discus and the North American endemic genus Anguispira are placed in the family Discidae, although some authors may place them in the much larger family Endodontidae of the Pacific Islands, New Zealand and Australia.
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