Austrochloritis

Austrochloritis sp., copyright Catching the Eye.

Belongs within: Helicoidei.

Austrochloritis is a genus of snails found in southeastern Australia with a teleoconch sculpture including periostracal setae and wavy ridgelets (Stanisic et al. 2010).

Characters (from Stanisic et al. 2010): Shell small to large, subdiscoidal to turbinate with a flat to elevated spire; whorls rounded, shouldered to angulate or keeled, sutures moderately to strongly impressed; protoconch sculpture of scattered pustules and vague rugose radial ridges, teleoconch sculpture of coarse radial ridges to smooth, with curved or straight, crowded to widely spaced periostracal setae, microsculpture of wavy periostracal ridgelets; lip reflected, often with a sulcus and swelling immediately behind; umbilicus very narrow to moderately open, V-shaped. Colour dark to light brown, lip white to brown. Animal dark grey or black to orange-brown.

<==Austrochloritis Pilsbry 1890SS10
|--*A. porteri (Cox 1866) [=Helix porteri]SS10
|--A. abbotti Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. abrotonus Shea & Griffiths in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. ascensa Iredale 1943SS10
|--A. ballengarra Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. bellengerensis (Cox 1871) [incl. Helix bellingenensis Brazier 1871]SS10
|--A. brevipila (Pfeiffer 1849) [incl. Chloritis novocambrica Gude 1906]SS10
|--A. congarinni Stanisic & Potter in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. cunninghamiana Stanisic & Potter in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. disjuncta (Gude 1906)SS10
|--A. illawarra Shea & Griffiths in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. iluka Stanisic & Potter in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. kanangra Shea & Griffiths in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. kaputarensis Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. kiparra Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. kosciuszkoensis Shea & Griffiths in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. laurieton Shea & Griffiths in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. liverpoolensis Shea & Griffiths in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. marksandersi Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. metuenda Iredale 1938SS10
|--A. monita Shea & Griffiths in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. nambucca Iredale 1943SS10
|--A. niangala Shea & Griffiths in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. nundinalis Iredale 1943SS10
|--A. paucisetosa Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. seaviewensis Stanisic & Potter in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. speculoris Shea & Griffiths in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. stanisici Shea & Griffiths in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. sydneyensis Shea & Griffiths in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. timorensis Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. toonumbar Shea & Griffiths in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--A. warrumbunglensis Shea & Griffiths in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
`--A. wollemiensis Shea & Griffiths in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[SS10] Stanisic, J., M. Shea, D. Potter & O. Griffiths. 2010. Australian Land Snails vol. 1. A. field guide to eastern Australian species. Bioculture Press: Mauritius.

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