Redescription of Suboestophora gasulli nov. comb. for Oestophora (Gasullia) gasulli (Gastropoda: Pulmonata)

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B. MUÑOZ
C. PAREJO
(1992)
Volume
34
Part
4
Page from
205

The description of the genital system of Oestophora (Gasullia) gasulli Ortiz de Zárate & Ortiz de Zárate, 1961, leads us to assign this species to the genus Suboestophora Ortiz de Zárate López, 1962. This species, which is characterized by two dart sacs and one flagellum, has been erroneously attributed to the genus Oestophora Hesse, 1907. On the basis of the redescription of the taxonomic characters, the systematic position of the subgenus Suboestophora Ortiz de Zárate López, 1962 is discussed and elevated to generic rank.

Keywords
Suboestophora. Oestophora
Spain
systematics