oa Annals of the Natal Museum - A new subfamily of Arionidae (Mollusca, Pulmonata)

Volume 26, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



A new subfamily, Ariopeltinae, of the pulmonate family Arionidae, containing two new genera (Ariopelta and Ariostralis) from South Africa, is descriptionbed. The problematic species Limax (Limas) capensis Krauss, 1848 is referred to Ariopelta and a neotype designated. Limax kraussianus Heynemann, 1862 (a nomen dubium) is regarded as belonging to the Arionidae genus Ariostralis rather than to the Urocyclidae. The status of Amalia ponsonbyi Collinge, 1900 and Arion aterrima Gray, 1855 is discussed.

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