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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Rissooidea
Family: Lithoglyphidae
Subfamily: Benedictiinae
Genus: Benedictia
10 species

Benedictia is a genus of freshwater snails with an operculum, aquatic gastropod molluscs or micromolluscs in the family Lithoglyphidae.[3]

Benedictia is the type genus of the subfamily Benedictiinae.[3]


The genus Benedictia is endemic to Lake Baikal.[4]


Species within the genus Benedictia include:


  1. ^ Dybowski W. (1875). "Die Gastropoden-Fauna des Baikal-Sees, anatomisch und systematisch bearbeitet". Mémories de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.Pétersbourg (7)22(8), 73 pp. page 4.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Kantor Yu I., Vinarski M. V., Schileyko A. A. & Sysoev A. V. (published online on March 2, 2010). "Catalogue of the continental mollusks of Russia and adjacent territories". Version 2.3.1
  3. ^ a b Bouchet, Philippe; Rocroi, Jean-Pierre; Frýda, Jiri; Hausdorf, Bernard; Ponder, Winston; Valdés, Ángel & Warén, Anders (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 
  4. ^ a b c Hausdorf, Bernhard; Röpstorf, Peter; Riedel, Frank (2003). "Relationships and origin of endemic Lake Baikal gastropods (Caenogastropoda: Rissooidea) based on mitochondrial DNA sequences". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 26 (3): 435–43. doi:10.1016/S1055-7903(02)00365-2. PMID 12644402. .
  5. ^ (in Russian) Матекин П. В., Дзубан Т. А. & Ситникова Т. Я. [Matiokin P. V., Dzuban T. A.] & Sitnikova T. Ya. (1988). "О новом виде рода Benedictia (Gastropoda, Benedictiidae) из озера Байкал". ["New species of the genus Benedictia (Gastropoda, Benedictiidae) from Baikal Lake". Зоологический журнал Zoologicheskij Zhurnal 67(1): 129-135.

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