Lanzaiopsis Bole, 1989 (Caenogastropoda: Truncatelloidea): its phylogenetic and zoogeographic relationships
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Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana
Department of Comparative Anatomy, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Jagiellonian University
Department of Malacology, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Jagiellonian University
Department of Animal Reproduction, Anatomy and Genomics, Institute of Veterinary Science, University of Agriculture in Krakow
Submission date: 2019-05-09
Final revision date: 2019-07-11
Acceptance date: 2019-07-20
Publication date: 2019-09-14
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Andrzej Falniowski   

Department of Malacology, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 9, 30-387 Cracow, Poland
Folia Malacol. 2019;27(3):193-201
Lanzaiopsis savinica was collected from the type locality. The shell as well as the sculpture of the proto- and teleoconch are presented. Mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) and nuclear histone 3 (H3) gene sequences were used to infer phylogeny. Lanzaiopsis clearly belongs to the Moitessieriidae but it is only distantly related to Lanzaia. Its sister clade is Moitessieria, while Bythiospeum is the sister clade of the one formed by Lanzaiopsis and Moitessieria. To our knowledge, Lanzaiopsis is the first representative of the moitessieriid non-Balkan clade whose range is so close to the Balkans.
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