Bythinia

Reid, David G., Aravind, Neelavara Ananthram & Madhyastha, Neelavara Ananthram, 2013, A unique radiation of marine littorinid snails in the freshwater streams of the Western Ghats of India: the genus Cremnoconchus W. T. Blanford, 1869 (Gastropoda: Littorinidae), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 167 (1), pp. 93-135: 98

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http://doi.org/ 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00875.x

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Bythinia
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BYTHINIA   EVEZARDI W.T. BLANFORD, 1881

This species was described by Blanford (1881) from near Khandala at the top of the Bhor Ghat Pass, from material collected by G. Evezard. In the description Blanford (1881) mentioned impressed spiral lines, conical umbilicus, and nearly vertical and angulate aperture with entire peristome. It was made the type of the monotypic bithyniid genus Sataria   by Annandale (1920), who added that the calcified operculum had a central nucleus and concentric ridges, and described a bithyniid radula. He also commented that its range was coterminous with that of Cremnoconchus   , having been recorded from Mahabaleshwar and Khandala. A collection of juvenile Cremnoconchus   from Bhor Ghat in (USNM 317704, ex Evezard Colln) is labelled ‘ Cremnoconchus evezardi Blanford, 1880   ’. This is presumably a misidentification based on the name B. evezardi   , rather than a manuscript name for this Cremnoconchus   . We are not aware that this taxon has ever been formally assigned to Cremnoconchus   .