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Regnum Animalia, Phylum Mollusca, Classis Gastropoda

From Ancientv Greek gastro = stomach + podo = foot

Ordo PULMONATA

From Latin pulmo = lung


Regnum Animalia, Phylum Annelida

From Latin anellum*  = ring

Classis Clitellata

From Latin clitella  = saddle

Subclass OLIGOCHAETA

From ancient Greek oligo = few + Latin chetae = bristle

10.000 species

* The change in the name from double “L” to double “N” is probably due to a typical error of transcription by an English native copyist.