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Pollicaria elephas (de Morgan 1885)

Description

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Shell: Shell large, elongate pupoid uniform yellow to orange. Periostracum thin, corneous; shell surface with fine growth lines and last whorl with distinctly strong pitting dorsally. Whorls 6-7 whorls; sutures impressed; apex obtuse. Last whorl large about two-third of shell height, flattened in front. Aperture rounded, with shallow to deep posterior angle groove. Peristome continuous, little elevated, yellow to orange, internal parietal declining shoulder absent. Lip thickened, duplicated, and with distinct growth ridges; umbilicus narrow. Operculum thick, calcareous, concentric. Radula: Taenioglossate radula, teeth arrangement with central, lateral and marginal teeth shape similar to Pollicaria myersii. Minor differences are the well-developed central cusp with one to three small lateral cusps of the central tooth, and the slightly elongate and slender central cusp of the inner marginal teeth.
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Bangon Kongim, Chirasak Sutcharit, Fred Naggs, Somsak Panha
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Kongim B, Sutcharit C, Naggs F, Panha S (2013) Taxonomic revision of the Elephant Pupinid snail genus Pollicaria Gould, 1856 (Prosobranchia, Pupinidae) ZooKeys 287: 19–40
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Bangon Kongim
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Chirasak Sutcharit
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Fred Naggs
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Somsak Panha
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Distribution

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This species has a restricted distribution and is known only from limestone outcrops in Perak, Peninsular Malaysia (Morgan 1885a, b). Material collected for this study was from Kinta valley, Perak, and the southern part of the species’ historical range in Bukit Chintamani, Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia is considered to be this locally endemic species.
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Bangon Kongim, Chirasak Sutcharit, Fred Naggs, Somsak Panha
bibliographic citation
Kongim B, Sutcharit C, Naggs F, Panha S (2013) Taxonomic revision of the Elephant Pupinid snail genus Pollicaria Gould, 1856 (Prosobranchia, Pupinidae) ZooKeys 287: 19–40
author
Bangon Kongim
author
Chirasak Sutcharit
author
Fred Naggs
author
Somsak Panha
original
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