Geographical variation of taxa in the genus Rumina (Gastropoda: Subulinidae) from the Mediterranean region.

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RON CARR
(2002)
Volume
37
Part
5
Page from
569

Conchological data is presented showing that two different taxa can be identified in parts of the Mediterranean, supporting conclusions in previous studies. The genital anatomy of material of the genus Rumina from these regions has been investigated. The specimens recognised as Rumina decollata (Linnaeus, 1758) and R. saharica Pallary, 1901 show differences in the internal structure of the penis. This character requires further investigation, but indicates the need for a wider review of anatomical and molecular characters.

Keywords
Rumina
Subulinidae
Conchological
Mediterranean
Anatomy.