Kaskakia khorrasanensis, Glöer & Pešić, 2012

Gloeer, Peter & Pesic, Vladimir, 2012, The freshwater snails (Gastropoda) of Iran, with descriptions of two new genera and eight new species, ZooKeys 219, pp. 11-61: 20

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.219.3406

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/8EDD45AD-46F2-4BC8-A7BE-73B44BBCDF6D

taxon LSID

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scientific name

Kaskakia khorrasanensis
status

sp. n.

Kaskakia khorrasanensis   ZBK   sp. n. Figs 10a-d View Figure 10

Type locality.

Khorrasan Province, Kaskak stream in Kaskak village, 59°10'E, 35°25'N, ca. 1800 m asl., 11 June 2005.

Holotype

(ZMH 79372): Shell height 2.5 mm, width 1.9 mm.

Paratypes

(ZMH 79373): 21 ex. from type locality.

Etymology.

Named for its occurrence in Khorrasan Province.

Description.

The yellowish shell is conical to globular with 5.5 whorls, which are slightly convex and separated by a clear suture ( Fig. 10a View Figure 10 ). The whorls increase rapidly with a prominent body whorl. The surface is glossy and finely striated. The apex is acute, the aperture is ovate and angled at the top, the umbilicus is closed. Shell height 2.3-2.5 mm, width 1.8-1.9 mm.

Animal.

The mantle and head are black. The penis is broad at the basis and tapered at the distal end ( Figs 10b-d View Figure 10 ).

Differentiating features.

As for the genus.

Distribution.

Iran: Khorrasan Province; known only from type locality.