Domain: Eukaryota

The Domain of Eukaryota is made up of organisms with complex cell structures such as a nucleus and cell membranes (Hickman et al., 2009).

Kingdom: Animalia

This Kingdom includes organisms that are multi-cellular heterotrophic (Hickman et al., 2009).

Phylum: Mollusca

This phyla is one of the most diverse phyla in the kingdom Animalia which includes specialized invertebrates. It's known as the "soft bodied" phyla that contains snails (Hickman et al., 2009).

Class: Gastropoda

Gastropods are the largest class of Mollusca (Hickman et al., 2009).  These organisms are characterized by torsion, having muscular foot, visceral mass, and a coiled shell  (Hickman et al., 2009). The gastropods solved the problem of torsion in many different ways such as to bring water into one side of the mantle cavity and out the other (Hickman et al., 2009).

Order: Stylommatophora

Pulmonate gastropods have two pairs of invaginable tentacles with eyes on their anterior pair of tentacles (Hickman et al., 2009).

Family: Polygyridae

Organisms in this family have ribbed jaws, no dart apparatus, low spire, and muscles that allow the snail to retract its eyes (Hickman et al., 2009).

Genus: Daedalochila

The Latin root for Daedalochila means "intricate lip" and snails that are in this genus have elaborate apertures (the opening of the mouth) (Pilsbry, 1940).

Species: Daedalochila chisosensis

The common name for Daedalochila chisosensis is Chisos liptooth (Pilsbry, 1940). Chisos means it came from the Chisos Mountains (, 2009).

The Daedalochila chisosensis  is found in the habitat of  the Chisos Mountains. For more information about the Chisos liptooth habitat see our Habitat tab found in the green box on the left side of the page.

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