Scientific Name: Inflectarius kalmianus

     The scientific name Inflectarius kalmianus comes from the Latin roots inflect- to bend in, to turn; arius - pertaining to one. The name kalmianus on the other hand, can sometimes be rooted back to the 1700 naturalist Kalm, but Hubricht did not in fact state the etymology of the name and therefore the origin for this species can't be determined.

Common Name: Brown globelet

     The common name relates to its brown color, which resembles Mesodon clausus (common name is yellow globelet).

Inflectarius kalmianus is most closely related to Mesodon downieanus (Bland).

Each of these classifications divides Inflectarius kalmianus into a group of its own characteristics.

Domain Eukarya: Inflectarius kalmianus is in the domain Eukarya because it retains a membrane bound nucleus (Hickman et al. 2009).
Kingdom Animalia: This species is classified under the kingdom Animalia because it's a eukaryotic organism that includes vertebrates and invertebrates that is multi-cellular and heterotrophic (Hickman et al. 2009).
Phylum Mollusca: It has bilateral symmetry with a triploblastic body and a shell that undergoes spiral cleavage. It also has a complex digestive system (Hickman et al. 2009).
Class Gastropoda: To be classified under the class Gastropoda, means the species is a trochozoan with a protostome development. It’s a slow moving organism that has torsion (Hickman et al. 2009).
Order Stylommatophora: This species is classified under the order Stylommatophora because it's a terrestrial pulmonate (air-breathing land snail) gastropod with two pairs of tentacles that also lack gills because while adapting to a terrestrial state, the mantle cavity has become a lung (Hickman et al. 2009). This order of land snails and slugs is the largest of the pulmonates (Burch, 1962).
Family Polygyridae: The organism has a medium-sized shell with a reflected lip which puts it into the classification Polygyridae, which is a family of air-breathing mollusks such as land snails. (Encyclopedia of Life, 2012).
Genus Inflectarius: This organism is under the genus Inflectarius because it is characterized by the size of their shell, which doesn't contain teeth (Dourson, 2010).
Species Inflectarius kalmianus: This species is commonly known as the brown globelet for it's brownish shade on its shell. It also possesses 4.5-5.5 whorls (Burch, 1962).

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