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A review of the microgastropod genus Systenostoma Bavay & Dautzenberg, 1908 and a new subterranean species from China (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Hypselostomatidae).

Jochum A, Slapnik R, Kampschulte M, Martels G, Heneka M, Páll-Gergely B - Zookeys (2014)

Bottom Line: A comprehensive map of former Systenostoma species is presented.SEM and NanoCT images, including a video of A. huoyani sp. n. internal shell morphology, provide novel perspectives of the shells of Angustopila and of the scarcely known Vietnamese Tonkinospira species.The biology of these snails is not yet known but collection localities suggest a troglophilic ecology.

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Affiliation: Department of Community Ecology, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Baltzerstrasse 6, University of Bern, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland.

ABSTRACT
A review of the microgastropod genus Systenostoma is provided. Thai and Malaysian species are transferred to a new genus, Angustopila (type species: Systenostoma tamlod Panha & Burch, 1999). A new subterranean Angustopila species is described here. Conchologically, the new species is most similar to the cave-dwelling, Thai A. tamlod (Panha & Burch, 1999). One Thai species (Systenostoma edentata) is transferred to the genus Hypselostoma. Vietnamese members remain in the genus Tonkinospira (nomen novum) for Systenostoma Bavay & Dautzenberg, 1908 (non Systenostoma Marsson, 1887). A comprehensive map of former Systenostoma species is presented. SEM and NanoCT images, including a video of A. huoyani sp. n. internal shell morphology, provide novel perspectives of the shells of Angustopila and of the scarcely known Vietnamese Tonkinospira species. The biology of these snails is not yet known but collection localities suggest a troglophilic ecology.

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Holotype (A–D) and paratype (E–F) specimens of Angustopila huoyani sp. n. China, Hunan (湖南省), Xiangxi (湘西土家族苗族自治州), Longshan (龙山县), Huoyan (火焰), Feihu Dong (飞虎洞), (ca. 29°12.53'N, 109°18.37'E), soil, leg. Verovnik, 13.04.1997. Photos: Sigrid Hof (SMF).
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Figure 5: Holotype (A–D) and paratype (E–F) specimens of Angustopila huoyani sp. n. China, Hunan (湖南省), Xiangxi (湘西土家族苗族自治州), Longshan (龙山县), Huoyan (火焰), Feihu Dong (飞虎洞), (ca. 29°12.53'N, 109°18.37'E), soil, leg. Verovnik, 13.04.1997. Photos: Sigrid Hof (SMF).

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A review of the microgastropod genus Systenostoma Bavay & Dautzenberg, 1908 and a new subterranean species from China (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Hypselostomatidae).

Jochum A, Slapnik R, Kampschulte M, Martels G, Heneka M, Páll-Gergely B - Zookeys (2014)

Holotype (A–D) and paratype (E–F) specimens of Angustopila huoyani sp. n. China, Hunan (湖南省), Xiangxi (湘西土家族苗族自治州), Longshan (龙山县), Huoyan (火焰), Feihu Dong (飞虎洞), (ca. 29°12.53'N, 109°18.37'E), soil, leg. Verovnik, 13.04.1997. Photos: Sigrid Hof (SMF).
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Figure 5: Holotype (A–D) and paratype (E–F) specimens of Angustopila huoyani sp. n. China, Hunan (湖南省), Xiangxi (湘西土家族苗族自治州), Longshan (龙山县), Huoyan (火焰), Feihu Dong (飞虎洞), (ca. 29°12.53'N, 109°18.37'E), soil, leg. Verovnik, 13.04.1997. Photos: Sigrid Hof (SMF).
Mentions: Figure 4–5, Video 1

Bottom Line: A comprehensive map of former Systenostoma species is presented.SEM and NanoCT images, including a video of A. huoyani sp. n. internal shell morphology, provide novel perspectives of the shells of Angustopila and of the scarcely known Vietnamese Tonkinospira species.The biology of these snails is not yet known but collection localities suggest a troglophilic ecology.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Community Ecology, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Baltzerstrasse 6, University of Bern, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland.

ABSTRACT
A review of the microgastropod genus Systenostoma is provided. Thai and Malaysian species are transferred to a new genus, Angustopila (type species: Systenostoma tamlod Panha & Burch, 1999). A new subterranean Angustopila species is described here. Conchologically, the new species is most similar to the cave-dwelling, Thai A. tamlod (Panha & Burch, 1999). One Thai species (Systenostoma edentata) is transferred to the genus Hypselostoma. Vietnamese members remain in the genus Tonkinospira (nomen novum) for Systenostoma Bavay & Dautzenberg, 1908 (non Systenostoma Marsson, 1887). A comprehensive map of former Systenostoma species is presented. SEM and NanoCT images, including a video of A. huoyani sp. n. internal shell morphology, provide novel perspectives of the shells of Angustopila and of the scarcely known Vietnamese Tonkinospira species. The biology of these snails is not yet known but collection localities suggest a troglophilic ecology.

No MeSH data available.