Kaskakia, 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

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:35A0EBEF-8157-40B5-BE49-9DBD7B273918

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/31BFCB62-BE86-43CE-A888-B0562CC2740E

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:31BFCB62-BE86-43CE-A888-B0562CC2740E

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scientific name

Kaskakia
status

gen. n.

Genus Kaskakia   ZBK   gen. n.

Diagnosis.

Shell conical. Penis broad at the basis, distal part with a bulbous and acute penis tip.

Type species.

Kaskakia khorrasanensis   sp. n.

Etymology.

Named after the region where the species was collected.

Differential diagnosis.

The new genus appears to be close to Pseudamnicola   , but can easily be distinguished by the unique morphology of the penis with bulbous and acute apex (vs. a broad elongated triangular penis in Pseudamnicola   ).