New anatomical data on the Iberian endemic Atenia quadrasi (Hidalgo, 1885) (Pulmonata, Helicodontidae)

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ALBERTO MARTÍNEZ-ORTÍ
(2006)
Volume
39
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1
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Living Atenia quadrasi (Hidalgo, 1855) were collected from Pego (Alicante) giving new data about the reproductive system, shell, radula and jaw. This data suggests that the genus Atenia Gittenberger, 1968 should be placed in the Subfamily Lindholmiolinae Schileyko, 1978 within the Family Helicodontidae Kobelt, 1904. The small range of this species and the threat to the habitat both suggest that A. quadrasi should be considered threatened.

Keywords
Atenia quadrasi
Helicodontidae
Lindholmiolinae
systematic position
Iberian Peninsula.