Two new Angiomphalia species from China (Pulmonata: Helicoidea) extending the eastern fringe of the Hygromiidae

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MIN WU
(2004)
Volume
38
Part
4
Page from
399

Recognition of two new species in the genus Angiomphalia Schileyko extends the distribution of land snails of the family Hygromiidae eastwards to west Xinjiang Province, China. Previously, Angiomphalia has only been reported from the western Tianshan region of the former USSR, and the Xinjiang region was thought to have only Bradybaenidae. The anatomy of Angiomphalia (A.) takesensis n. sp. and Angiomphalia (A.) guljaensis n. sp., are described and figured. The systematics, distribution and microhabitats of paedhoplitine land snails are discussed.

Keywords
China.
distribution
new species
Angiomphalia
Hygromiidae
Helicoidea