Plentuisa vendia, a new genus and species from the Picos de Europa (north of the Iberian Peninsula) (Gastropoda: Helicoidea: Hygromiidae)

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A. I. PUENTE
C. E. PRIETO
(1992)
Volume
34
Part
3
Page from
159

A new genus of Hygromiidae, Plentuisa, is described for P. vendia n. sp., discovered in the Picos de Europa (Asturias, North of the Iberian Peninsula), and characterized by a very small shell with long hairs, widely umbilicate, and a genital system with a male portion having a rudimentary flagellum and a female portion having digitiform glands but lacking dart and accessory sacs. The systematic position of the new genus is discussed, and it is included in the subfamily Trichiinae.