A new species of Idyla (Pulmonata: Clausiliidae) from Aydin Mountains, Turkey and the associated land snail fauna

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TIMOTHY A. PEARCE
SALIH CEYLAN
AYDIN ÖRSTAN M. ZEKI YILDIRIM
FRANCISCO WELTER-SCHULTES
(2007)
Volume
39
Part
3
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329

Twenty-one native species of land snails were recorded during a survey of the Aydin Mountains in the Province of Aydin, Turkey. Idyla aydinensis Örstan (Pulmonata: Clausiliidae) is described as a new species from an altitude of 1030 m. The new species is characterized by a narrow shell with closely spaced fine ribs and a long penis with a grooved pilaster. New records of Turanena hemmeni, Zonites chloroticus, Xeropicta smyrnocretica and Helicigona matrella are given, extending the ranges of these species.

Keywords
Gastropod
pulmonate
biodiversity
clausiiid