Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
        Class: Gastropoda
            Order: Stylommatophora
                Family: Polygyridae
                    Genus: Inflectarius
                        Species: Inflectarius magazinensis

Picture Taken by Ron Caldwell

Kingdom- Animalia   
    Species in the animal kingdom are multicellular and are heterotrophic. Species like the I. magazinensis is made up of cells but they do not have a cell wall. They are able to respond to stimuli from either nerves cells, muscle cells, or contractile tissues, sometimes all (The Animal Kingdom). 

Phylum- Mollusca
      Mollusca's generally have bilateral symmetry and have two cell layers which are the tissues and the organs. It has a an exoskeleton which provides internal support and protection. The Mollusk body plan has a mantle, visceral mass (internal organs and external gills), and a muscular foot. Most Mollusks have an open circulatory system, and complete digestive system (Gillis 2012).

Class- Gastropoda
     Many Gastropoda have the characteristics of having a shell, which can be coiled. If there is a sense of danger around the animal will crawl into its shell, then it will seal the entrance with an operculum. Gastropods can go through torsion, which is 180° twisting. Torsion is the evolution of bringing the anus above the head. (Gillis, 2012).

Order- Stylommatophora
    Being in the order of Sylommatophora, there are different characteristics to look for. One important one is to see if this snail had a retractile tentacles. There are two pair of these tentacles, both are used for different purposes. Another to look for is the pedal gland. These are air breathing land snails (Wikipedia, 2012).

Family- Polygridae
    This is a family of land breathing snails in the superfamily Helicoidea. These snails have no dart apparatus, the jaws are ribbed and the muscle that allows the eyes and pharynx to retract are held together by a single band. This is a land breathing terrestrial snail (Wikipedia, 2012).

Genus- Inflectarius
    The latin root of "inflect" means to bend inward, to bend in, bow, curve. The word "arius" also Latin means connected with (Etmyonline, 2001-12). Inflectarius is a genus of land breathing snails.

Species- Inflectarius magazinensis
    First discovered in 1903, I. magazinensis is found only from the high elevations of the Magazine Mountain in Logan County, Arkansas.


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