Sarkhia, 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: 21

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Genus Sarkhia   ZBK   gen. n.


Shell elongated conical. Penis simple, broad at the basis and tapered at the distal end, with a black pigmentation mark. The tentacles are cylindrical.

Type species.

Sarkia sarabensis   sp. n.


Named after the region where the species was collected.

Differential diagnosis.

The genus seems to be closely related to Pseudamnicola   (in the following, in parentheses), but theunique morphology of the penis, broad at the basis and tapered at the distal end ( Figs 10b-c View Figure 10 ), with a black pigmentation mark (vs. broad and elongated triangular penis), and the presence of broad cylindrical tentacles (slim cylindrical tentacles) will separate the new genus from Pseudamnicola   .