Freshwater molluscs of Kyrgyzstan with description of one new genus and species (Mollusca: Gastropoda)
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Biodiversity Research Laboratory, Hetlingen, Germany
Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro
Submission date: 2013-10-14
Final revision date: 2014-03-11
Acceptance date: 2014-03-19
Publication date: 2014-05-13
Folia Malacol. 2014;22(2):73-81
Ten species of freshwater molluscs were collected in 2013 during an expedition to Kyrgyzstan. Five gastropod species, i.e. Radix auricularia (L.), Radix cf. hookeri (Reeve), Lymnaea kashmirensis Prashad, Gyraulus chinensis (Dunker), Physella acuta (Drap.), and two bivalve species, i.e., Pisidium casertanum (Poli) and P. obtusale (Lamarck) are reported as new for the fauna of Kyrgyzstan. A new hydrobiid genus and species, Chirgisia alaarchaensis n. gen. n. sp., is described from a rheocrenic spring in the National Park Ala Archa in northern Kyrgyzstan. Based on literature survey and our own studies, a checklist of freshwater molluscs of Kyrgyzstan is compiled. It includes a total of 27 gastropod species of 12 genera and six families, and two bivalve species of the genus Pisidium.
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