The generic name Kora is a contraction of a Latin word Corona, that means "crown", because the aperture resemble the crown. The first letter is changed from C to K, because the generic name Cora is preoccupied as a genus of damselflies.
The genus was described with one species Kora corallina classified in the family Orthalicidae in 2012. Later there were added three newly described species to the genus Kora in 2015. There was added another new species to the genus Kora in 2016, while two species were moved to the genus Drymaeus, resulting in three species currently classified within the genus Kora. Kora was also moved from family Orthalicidae to Bulimulidae in 2016.
Species within the genus Kora include:
- Kora corallina Simone, 2012 - the type species of the geus Kora
- Kora nigra Simone, 2015
- Kora rupestris Salvador & Simone, 2016