Abstract

The systematic taxonomy of three currently accepted species of Austrochloritis Pilsbry, 1891 from central eastern New South Wales (A. nundinalis Iredale, 1943, A. niangala Shea & Griffiths, 2010, and A. kaputarensis Stanisic, 2010) is revised based on comparative morpho-anatomy and mitochondrial phylogenetics. In addition, the status of two undescribed candidate taxa identified as Austrochloritis spp. NE3 and SN39, respectively, is assessed. These species and candidate species are closely related to the type species of the genus, Austrochloritis porteri (Cox, 1866) from southern Queensland based on a recently published mitochondrial phylogeny.

Comparative analyses of shell and reproductive anatomy revealed that the members of the A. porteri clade exhibit a rather similar morphology overall. Based on subtle, yet consistent differences in shell and reproductive features, we consider A. nundinalis as an accepted species. The species A. niangala, A. kaputarensis, and NE3 are considered as synonyms of each other and preference is given to the name A. niangala by First Reviewers Choice. The candidate taxon SN39 represents a new species, which is herein described as Austrochloritis copelandensis sp. nov.

 
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Short Form
Shea and Köhler, 2020. Rec. Aust. Mus. 72(3): 63–76
Author
Michael Shea; Frank Köhler
Year
2020
Title
Eastern Australian land snail species closely related to Austrochloritis porteri (Cox, 1868), with description of a new species (Mollusca, Eupulmonata, Camaenidae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
72
Issue
3
Start Page
63
End Page
76
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.72.2020.1759
Language
en
Date Published
29 July 2020
Cover Date
29 July 2020
ISSN
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MALACOLOGY; TAXONOMY
Digitized
29 July 2020
Available Online
29 July 2020
Reference Number
1759
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