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AuthorE. Gittenberger
TitleOn the only Greek Sphincterochila species, two Libyan close relatives, Cerigottella subgen. nov., and an extended diagnosis of the Sphincterochilidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda Pulmonata)
JournalZoologische Mededelingen
KeywordsMollusca; Pulmonata; Sphincterochilidae; Cerigottella subgen. nov.; taxonomy; distribution; Greece; Libya
AbstractFrom Greece, based on conchological characters, a single, endemic Sphincterochila species has been reported about a century ago. Its occurrence is still thought to be restricted to the islet of Andikithira. The structure of the genitalia, hitherto unknown, demonstrates that it concerns a separate species indeed; its closest relatives known are two Libyan species. These three species differ from the Sphincterochila species studied so far most clearly by the stimulatory organ, inserting not on the genital atrium but far more distally on the vagina. They are classified within Cerigottella subgen. nov.
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