Inflectarius subpalliatus

Taxa Levels:   John Slapcinsky. Velvet Covert.        

Kingdom: Animalia

         Animalia includes all multicellular heterotrophic animals.

Phylum: Mollusca

         This phylum, also know as "the soft bodies" is one of the largest animal phyla's in the animal kingdom, including clams, chitons, octopuses, and snails. (Hickman et al. 2009).

Class: Gastropoda

         Gastropoda, also known as the "stomach foot", is the largest and most diverse class of Mollusca. Animals included in this class share the characteristics of a muscular foot, coiled shell, and experience torsion. (Hickman et al. 2009).

Order: Stylommatophora

         This order includes pulmonate gastropods that have two pairs of invaginable tentacles, invaginable meaning to put a section or organ back into itself. (

Family: Polygyridae

         Characteristics of this family include ribbed jaws, retractable eyes and pharynx, and no dart apparatus.

Genus: Inflectarius

          A characteristic of Inflectarius is the advantage of breathing air.

Species: Inflectarius subpalliatus 

           Specific English translation unknown. After breaking down the name we found that the name means something close to the "bend in the mantle".

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