Charopidae, Hutton, 1884

Herbert, David G., 2020, Revision of the aperturally dentate Charopidae (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora) of southern Africa - genus Afrodonta s. lat., with description of five new genera, twelve new species and one new subspecies, European Journal of Taxonomy 629, pp. 1-55 : 3

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https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.629

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C78785-460E-FFC0-40BF-462B344FF832

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Charopidae
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Key to genera of aperturally dentate Charopidae in southern Africa

1. Protoconch with fine, but well-defined, crisp, axial riblets ............................................................... 2

– Protoconch smooth or micro-shagreened; lacking crisp, axial riblets (at most with low, indistinct, radial undulations). ............................................................................................................................ 4

2. Protoconch with only axial riblets, spiral sculpture lacking; eastern South Africa........................... 3 – Protoconch with both spiral threads and axial riblets; W. Cape .......................... Iterodonta gen. nov.

3. Spire deeply sunken, teleoconch sculpture of widely-spaced axial riblets with numerous intermediary axial threads .............................................................................................. Biomphalodonta gen. nov.

– Spire flat or slightly raised, teleoconch sculpture of close-set axial riblets with fewer intermediary axial threads .................................................................................................... Costulodonta gen. nov.

4. Spire deeply sunken, shell markedly biconcave; Amathole Region of E. Cape. ................................. ...................................................................................................................... Amatholedonta gen. nov.

– Spire elevated, flat or at most shallowly sunken ................................................................................ 5

5. Teleoconch sculpture of fine but distinct compound axial riblets with multiple intermediary axial threads; umbilicus wide to very wide ............................................................... Phialodonta gen. nov.

– Teleoconch silky, sculptured by simple axial riblets usually of alternating strength; umbilicus narrow to moderate ................................................................................................................ Afrodonta s. str.

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