Udzungwalimax , Rowson, Ben, Paustian, Megan & Goethem, Jackie Van, 2017

Rowson, Ben, Paustian, Megan & Goethem, Jackie Van, 2017, New species and records of terrestrial slugs from East Africa (Gastropoda, Urocyclidae, Veronicellidae, Agriolimacidae), ZooKeys 723, pp. 11-42: 16

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.723.21817

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E225ABBA-0A10-41A6-A72B-48EC74013CC6

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6D8C31D2-35FE-4D1F-9997-0FEBD39EC153

taxon LSID

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scientific name

Udzungwalimax
status

gen. n.

Genus Udzungwalimax  gen. n.

Type species.

Udzungwalimax suminis  sp. n.

Included species.

Udzungwalimax suminis  sp. n.

Diagnosis.

Slug belonging to tribe Urocyclini  . Genital apparatus without an accessory organ (atrial diverticulum, sarcobelum or dart sac); penis strong, with straight proximal part, narrowing towards the twisted distal part; penial tube thick-walled with broad lumen; penial sheath very thin. Vagina thick-walled with a distinct muscular part at one side; oviductal gland present, entering the vagina at a sharp angle. Spermatophore smooth. Radula: median and lateral teeth tricuspid, outermost laterals and marginals bicuspid.

Etymology.

From the Udzungwa Mts. and Latin limax, a slug (no relationship to Limax  Linnaeus, 1758 is implied).

Known distribution.

Forest in the Udzungwa Mts. of the Eastern Arc, Tanzania.

Gender.

Masculine.

Remarks.

See also remarks on Atrichotoxon  , Tanzalimax  gen. n., and Phaneroporus  above. The schematics of the structure of the genitalia (Figs 74-75) can be contrasted with those in Van Goethem (1977: 28).