Schizoglossa


Schizoglossa

Taxobox
name = "Schizoglossa"
status =
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Mollusca
classis = Gastropoda
subclassis = Orthogastropoda
superordo = Heterobranchia
ordo = Pulmonata
subordo = Eupulmonata
familia = Rhytididae
genus = "Schizoglossa"
genus_authority = Hedley,1892
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = See text.

"Schizoglossa" is a genus of medium-sized to large predatory, air-breathing, land slugs, carnivorous terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs in the family Rhytididae, which also contains the genera Powelliphanta and Rhytida.

These slugs have a small shell that they cannot contract into.

Distribution

This genus is endemic to New Zealand.

pecies and subspecies within the genus "Schizoglossa"

* "Schizoglossa gigantea" Powell, 1930 Gisborne, Hawkes Bay subfossil, East Cape
* "Schizoglossa major" Powell, 1938 † Waikato subfossil
* Paua slug, "Schizoglossa novoseelandica novoseelandica" (Pfeiffer, 1862) North Island
* Paua slug, "Schizoglossa novoseelandica barrierensis" Powell, 1949 Great Barrier Island
* "Schizoglossa worthyae" Powell, 1949 North Island

References

* [http://www.mollusca.co.nz/checklist/checklist_frameset.htm?list=list028& New Zealand Mollusca]


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