Domain Eukarya

Kingdom Animalia

Phylum Mollusca

Order Stylommatophora

Family Polygyridae

Genus Fumonelix

Species jonesiana

The Latin root fum- is translated as "smoke" and the species name, jonesiana, is most likely named after an individual with the last name Jones.  Another common name for this snail is Jones' middle-toothed land snail (Encyclopedia of Life, 2012).  It is possible that the species name is derived from this common name.

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