oa Annals of the Natal Museum - The land snail genus Afrodonta (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Endodontidae)

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Study of 567 adult and juvenile specimens resulted in the recognition of two new taxa, Afrodonta connollyi new species and Afrodonta bilamellaris londonensis new subspecies. The hypothesis is presented that Afrodonta is a polyphyletic structural grade derived from several stocks of Trachycystis, s. l. rather than being a monophyletic assemblage. New diagnoses and discussions of variation are presented for all 14 specific level taxa.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error