Paladilhiopsis (Costellina) turrita (Kuščer, 1933), Kuscer, 1933

Hofman, Sebastian, Rysiewska, Aleksandra, Osikowski, Artur, Grego, Jozef, Sket, Boris, Prevorčnik, Simona, Zagmajster, Maja & Falniowski, Andrzej, 2018, Phylogenetic relationships of the Balkan Moitessieriidae (Caenogastropoda: Truncatelloidea), Zootaxa 4486 (3), pp. 311-339: 331

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4486.3.5

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scientific name

Paladilhiopsis (Costellina) turrita (Kuščer, 1933)
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Paladilhiopsis (Costellina) turrita (Kuščer, 1933)  

Figs. 15–18 View FIGURES 2–22

Costellina turrita Kuščer, 1933a: 64   ; 1933b: 140.

Costellina turrita Kuščer, 1933   — Kabat & Hershler 1993.

Material examined: MZUJ2128, MZUJ2211

Type species of monotypic genus Costellina Kuščer, 1933   .

A unique and very prominent sculpture of the teleoconch, coupled with the occurrence at one locality only, prove that we have studied topotype specimens. Anatomy of this species remains unknown. Molecular and morphological data (see above) confirm its assignment to the genus Paladilhiopsis   .

This species is known only from its type locality: spring of the river Jadro , Solin , Split , Croatia. The karst spring Jadro has long been the principal water supply source for the Split town and wider surrounding area (> 300,000 inhabitants). Its precise catchment area and boundaries are still unknown despite many investigations. There is some evidence (tracing tests) that an underground connection between the neighbouring Cetina River and the spring exists ( Bonacci 2011). The spring is captured and an access to it is prohibited, which greatly hinders sampling of its fauna. No living specimens have been collected previously ( Jalžić et al. 2011), but snails are obviously present in the groundwater as a few empty shells and one live snail were successfully collected with the consent of the local authorities.  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Littorinimorpha

Family

Hydrobiidae

Genus

Paladilhiopsis

Loc

Paladilhiopsis (Costellina) turrita (Kuščer, 1933)

Hofman, Sebastian, Rysiewska, Aleksandra, Osikowski, Artur, Grego, Jozef, Sket, Boris, Prevorčnik, Simona, Zagmajster, Maja & Falniowski, Andrzej 2018
2018
Loc

Costellina turrita Kuščer, 1933a : 64

Kuščer, 1933a : 64