Whittenia, a new genus of land snails from Perak, Peninsular Malaysia (Gastropoda: Diplommatinidae)

Liew, Thor Seng and Gopalasamy Reuben Clements Whittenia, a new genus of land snails from Perak, Peninsular Malaysia (Gastropoda: Diplommatinidae). RAFFLES BULLETIN OF ZOOLOGY (35). pp. 145-148.

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Abstract

This paper proposes a new genus, Whittenia, for a group of irregularly coiled land snail species hitherto placed in the genus Opisthostoma. Whittenia differs from congeners in Diplommatinidae based on both molecular phylogeny and shell morphology. We reassign two previously described species (Opisthostoma vermiculum and O. gittenbergeri) to Whittenia. Both species are endemic to the limestone karsts of Kinta Valley in Perak, Peninsular Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diplommatinidae, land snails, karst ecosystem, endemic, Kinta Valley
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301-705.5 Biology (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: INSTITUTE > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Depositing User: SITI AZIZAH BINTI IDRIS -
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2020 09:27
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 09:27
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/25607

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