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- proper n. A taxonomic order within the superorder Heterobranchia — the air-breathing slugs and snails.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. An extensive division, or sub-class, of hermaphrodite gastropods, in which the mantle cavity is modified into an air-breathing organ, as in Helix, or land snails, Limax, or garden slugs, and many pond snails, as Limnæa and Planorbis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In conchology: An order or subclass of Gasteropoda, air-breathing and adapted to a terrestrial life; the true pulmonate or pulmoniferous gastropods, as snails and slugs, having the pallial cavity or mantle-chamber converted into a lung-sac, no ctenidia or true gills, and generally no true operculum to the shell.
- A section of rhipidoglossate gastropods, characterized by adaptation for aërial respiration, and including the families Helicinidæ, Hydrocenidæ, and Proserpinidæ.
- In entomology, the pulmonary arachnidans: same as Pulmonaria, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large order of gastropods usually breathing by means of a lung-like sac comprising most land snails and slugs and many freshwater snails
Reproductive biology and the annual population cycle of Oxyloma retusum (Pulmonata: Succineidae).
Most terrestrial snails are in the group Pulmonata and all pulmonates are hermaphrodites.
Reproductive biology and the annual population cycle of Oxyloma retusum Pulmonata: Succineidae.
Egg structure of some vertiginid species Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Vertiginidae.
In 1952, he started publishing Gastropodia; the 1st paper in the 1st issue was titled: "Pulmonata, Xanthonycidae: comparative sexological studies of the North American land-snail, Monadenia fidelis Gray – a seeming ally of Mexican helicoids."
A new genus and species of Enidae (Gastopoda: Pulmonata) from the Quaternary of the Balearic Islands (Western Mediterranean).
More or less everything we currently know about this snail is in Anderson & Smith A redescription of the carinate pillsnail, Euchemotrema hubrichti (Pilsbry, 1940) (Pulmonata:Polygyridae), with notes on habitat and genetics.
Yes, gastropods have had multiple & independent transitions from the sea to land: Pulmonata, Helicinidae, Cochlostomatidae, Pomatiidae, Truncatellidae, Diplommatinidae, you name it.
The response of the terrestrial slug Deroceras laeve to the mucus and air-borne odours of con- and heterospecifics Pulmonata: Agriolimacidae.
In Pulmonata the 'lung' is in fact a bag-like cavity with blood vessels disposed as a network in the roof.
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