A new species of Megalobulimus (Gastropoda, Strophocheilidae) from Brazilian shell mounds
José H. Fontenelle1, Daniel C. Cavallari2 & Luiz R. L. Simone2
1 Parque Zoobotânico Orquidário Municipal de Santos. Santos, Brazil.
2 Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo. São Paulo, Brazil.
An interesting new species of pulmonate land snail was collected in two shell mounds, Figueirinha II and Jabuticabeira II, from Jaguaruna municipality, Santa Catarina, Brazil. It is described here as Megalobulimus jaguarunensis sp. nov., and can be identified by its small, slightly dorsoventrally compressed, slender shell, with an elongate outline, markedly prosocline aperture and conspicuous oblique fold, as well as a protoconch sculptured by a series of strong, moderately-spaced, prosocline axial ribs.
Cite as: Fontenelle J.H., Cavallari D.C. & Simone L.R.L. (2014) A new species of Megalobulimus (Gastropoda, Strophocheilidae) from Brazilian shell mounds. Strombus 21(1–2): 30–37.
Publication date: 31 December 2014.