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Two new species of Pinwheel Snail from contrasting Queensland habitats and a redescription and generic re-assignment of Gyrocochlea myora Stanisic, 2010 (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Charopidae)

Title

Two new species of Pinwheel Snail from contrasting Queensland habitats and a redescription and generic re-assignment of Gyrocochlea myora Stanisic, 2010 (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Charopidae) (8956 KB) pdf document icon 

Author/s Stanisic, J.
Citation

Stanisic, J. 2016: Two new species of Pinwheel Snail from contrasting Queensland habitats and a redescription and generic re-assignment of Gyrocochlea myora Stanisic, 2010 (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Charopidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 60: 1-12. https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.60.2016.2016-07

Accepted 10 May 2016
Published online 30 June 2016
Peer reviewed:

Yes

DOI

https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.60.2016.2016-07

Keywords

new genera, new species, new combination, Gastropoda, Charopidae, Queensland

Abstract

Two new species of Charopidae are described from contrasting Queensland habitats. Lithocouperia kalkajaka gen. et sp. nov. lives among the granitic lithorefugia of Kalkajaka (=Black Mountain), Trevethen Range, NEQ. Reticularopa minjerribah gen. et sp. nov. chiefly inhabits the Blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis) and Scribbly Gum (Eucalyptus racemosa) sand-based, woodland communities of Minjerribah (=North Stradbroke Island), SEQ. A third species, ‘Gyrocochlea’ myora Stanisic, 2010 known only from a small patch of rainforest along the Myora-Dunwich Road, Minjerribah, SEQ is redescribed and reassigned to Chordaropa gen. nov. The use of protoconch microsculpture for determining generic units within the family is discussed.