A new species of Pseudamnicola Paulucci, 1878 from Kithira Island, Greece
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Department of Malacology, Institute of Zoology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Submission date: 2016-02-12
Final revision date: 2016-04-20
Acceptance date: 2016-04-24
Publication date: 2016-05-27
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Andrzej Falniowski   

Department of Malacology, Institute of Zoology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 9, 30-387 Cracow, Poland
Folia Malacol. 2016;24(2):69-74
A new species of Pseudamnicola, P. magdalenae, is described from the spring at Karavas on Kithira Island, Greece. Cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) sequences of mtDNA indicate its species distinctness. The shell, female reproductive organs and penis are described. The shell resembles that of the geographically close P. macrostoma (Küster, 1853) from the Greek mainland, but the penis is more triangular and the bursa copulatrix is bigger in P. magdalenae. The simplified anatomy coupled with the wide variation overlapping between the congeneric species is emphasised.
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