Definitions

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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

Etymologies

Latin pulmonem, lungs (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Reproductive biology and the annual population cycle of Oxyloma retusum (Pulmonata: Succineidae).

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Most terrestrial snails are in the group Pulmonata and all pulmonates are hermaphrodites.

    Do hermaphrodite snails have twice the fun?

  • Reproductive biology and the annual population cycle of Oxyloma retusum Pulmonata: Succineidae.

    Do hermaphrodite snails have twice the fun?

  • Egg structure of some vertiginid species Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Vertiginidae.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • 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."

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • A new genus and species of Enidae (Gastopoda: Pulmonata) from the Quaternary of the Balearic Islands (Western Mediterranean).

    A fossil snail fits in between, or, maybe not

  • 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.

    Euchemotrema hubrichti

  • Yes, gastropods have had multiple & independent transitions from the sea to land: Pulmonata, Helicinidae, Cochlostomatidae, Pomatiidae, Truncatellidae, Diplommatinidae, you name it.

    What is a terrestrial animal?

  • The response of the terrestrial slug Deroceras laeve to the mucus and air-borne odours of con- and heterospecifics Pulmonata: Agriolimacidae.

    Stressed slugs secrete scary slime

  • In Pulmonata the 'lung' is in fact a bag-like cavity with blood vessels disposed as a network in the roof.

    Archive 2006-08-01

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