Abbottella (Abbottella) samanensis Bartsch, 1946

Watters, G. Thomas, 2013, New taxa and distributional notes on Abbottella and related taxa (Gastropoda: Littorinoidea: Annulariidae), Zootaxa 3646 (1), pp. 1-22 : 16

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Abbottella (Abbottella) samanensis Bartsch, 1946


Abbottella (Abbottella) samanensis Bartsch, 1946

Figures 4 View FIGURE 4. A – E F–I, 9 B

Type material. USNM 504090, holotype.

Type locality. Cape Samaná, Dominican Republic.

Other material examined. GTW 7085d, along Rt. 5 between Santa Bárbara de Samaná and Sánchez, Samaná Province, Dominican Republic; GTW 7085c, Sánchez, Samaná Province, Dominican Republic; GTW 14791a, Samaná Peninsula, Samaná Province, Dominican Republic.

Distribution and habitat. Southern coast of the Samaná Peninsula in the Sierra de Samaná of the Cordillera Septentrional. Live snails have been found in leaf litter.

Comparison with other species. Abbottella samanensis is immediately identified by its peculiar enrolled outer lip on the axial side. Abbottella sanchezi ( Figure 4 View FIGURE 4. A – E J–N) is very similar but lacks this characteristic.

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