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AuthorA.S.H. Breure
TitleCarination strikes the eye: extreme shell shapes and sibling species in three Andean genera of the Orthalicidae (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora)
JournalZoologische Mededelingen
Volume82
Year2008
Issue45
Pages499-514
ISSN0024-0672
KeywordsGastropoda; Orthalicidae; Bostryx; Neopetraeus; Scutalus; Argentina; Chile; Peru; taxonomy; land snails
AbstractTwo new sibling species are described, Bostryx multiconspectus spec. nov and B. primigenius spec. nov., one of which is carinate. From the carinate taxa known in the Orthalicidae, 16 are occurring at localities in the Andes from northern Peru to northwestern Argentina. They belong to three genera, Bostryx, Neopetraeus and Scutalus. It is hypothesized that carination originated independently in these lineages.
Classification72.73
Document typearticle
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