Saturday, May 4, 2013

[Mollusca • 2013] Landouria omphalostoma • A peculiar new species in the genus Landouria Godwin-Austen, 1918 from northern Yunnan, China (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Stylommatophora: Camaenidae)


Landouria omphalostoma Páll-Gergely & Hunyadi, 2013

Abstract
Landouria omphalostoma n. sp. is described from northern Yunnan, China. The new species is placed in the genus Landouria Godwin-Austen, 1918 based on the presence of tuberculated flagellum and swollen basal part in the bursa copulatrix, and on the absence of dart sacs and mucous glands. L. omphalostoma n. sp. is characterized by a horizontal aperture of the shell which is unique in the genus. This feature resembles those of only two other camaenid/bradybaenid taxa, species of the Chinese genus Pseudaspasita Möllendorff, 1902 and species of the Japanese genus Coelorus Pilsbry, 1900. This is the first verified record of the genus in China and the easternmost record of Landouria. This paper provides the taxonomic ground work for further studies of the repeated evolution of a horizontal aperture.

Keywords: taxonomy, anatomy, land snail, Bradybaenidae, Pulmonata


Barna Páll-Gergelya, András Hunyadib & Takahiro Asami. 2013. A peculiar new species in the genus Landouria Godwin-Austen, 1918 from China (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Stylommatophora: Camaenidae). Molluscan Research. DOI: 10.1080/13235818.2013.782794.

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