Saturday, May 4, 2013

[Mollusca • 2013] Schileykula maculata • A new, ribbed Schileykula species (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Orculidae) from north-eastern Turkey

Schileykula maculata Páll-Gergely & Asami 2013

Schileykula maculata n. sp. from the castle of Kale (Gümüşhane Prov., north-eastern Turkey) is characterized by a ribbed shell, relatively bulging whorls, a sharp parietal callus and weak lamellae. The mantle bears large black spots, and the retractor muscle of the penis, which is fused with the proximal part of 
the epiphallus, a feature that has not been observed in other species of the genus so far. 

Key words: Orculidae, Schileykula, anatomy, new species

Barna Páll-Gergelya & Takahiro Asami. 2013. A new, ribbed Schileykula species from north-eastern Turkey (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Orculidae). North-Western Journal of Zoology. (North-West J. Zool).