A new genus and species of Camaenid from the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil (Pulmonata, Helicoidea)

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LUIZ RICARDO L. SIMONE
(2010)
Volume
40
Part
2
Page from
149

Olympus nimbus, new genus and species, is described for the Amazon Rainforest, collected at Neblina Peak, Amazonas, Brazil. The taxon is clearly related to the camaenid genus Solaropsis because of conchological and anatomical attributes. However, the new taxon differs from its allies mainly in its smaller size (about 15 mm), its tall spire (almost as tall as wide), its narrow umbilicus, in lacking a bursa copulatrix diverticulum and a clear penial epiphallus, and by its complex internal penial organization. This paper also discusses the state of current knowledge of the South American Camaenidae.

Keywords
Olympus nimbus
new genus
new species
Camaenidae
rainforest
Brazil