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  1. Ancylus, genus Ancylus(noun)

    type genus of the family Ancylidae: river limpet

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  1. Ancylus

    Ancylus is a genus of very small, freshwater, air-breathing limpets. They are aquatic pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the tribe Ancylini within the family Planorbidae, the ram's horn snails and their allies. The genus is known from the Tertiary to the recent periods.

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