Agrafia Szarowska et Falniowski, 2011 (Caenogastropoda: Hydrobiidae) in the Caucasus
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Department of Comparative Anatomy, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Jagiellonian University
Institute of Zoology, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Department of Malacology, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Jagiellonian University
Submission date: 2017-11-08
Final revision date: 2017-11-16
Acceptance date: 2017-11-20
Publication date: 2017-12-01
Corresponding author
Andrzej Falniowski   

Department of Malacology, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 9, 30-387 Cracow, Poland
Folia Malacol. 2017;25(4):237-247
Freshwater gastropods of the Caucasus are poorly known. A few minute Belgrandiella-like gastropods were found in three springs in Georgia. Molecular markers: mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) and nuclear histone (H3) were used to infer their phylogenetic relationships. The phylogenetic trees placed them most closely to Agrafia from continental Greece. The p-distances indicated that two species occurred in the three localities. Two specimens from Andros Island (Greece) were also assigned to the genus Agrafia. The p-distances between the four taxa, most probably each representing a distinct species, were within the range of 0.026–0.043 for H3, and 0.089–0.118 for COI.
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