Fastosarion

Fastosarion sp., copyright Rosie Benz.

Belongs within: Helicarionoidea.

Fastosarion is a genus of large semi-slugs with a shell marked by fine radial ribs found in north-eastern Australia (Scott 1995).

Characters (from Scott 1995): Large to very large semi-slug. Dart sac absent. Vagina present. Spermatheca short. Epiphallus with sinuate flagellum at junction with vas deferens. Caecum near insertion of penial retractor muscle. Penis with pilaster, penis lining ornamented with ridges or papillae.

Fastosarion Iredale 1933 [incl. Vercularion Iredale 1933]S95
|--*F. superba (Cox 1871)S95 [=Vitrina superbaS95, Helicarion (Fastosarion) superbaS95; incl. H. bullaceus Odhner 1917SS10]
|--F. ameyi Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--F. aquavitae Scott 1995S95
|--F. aquilaSC07
|--F. brazieri (Cox 1873)SS10
|--F. freycineti (Férussac 1821) (see below for synonymy)SS10
|--F. griseola Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--F. helenkingae Scott 1995S95
|--F. paluma Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--F. papillosa Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--F. pustulosa Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--F. schelli Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
|--F. staffordorum Stanisic in Stanisic, Shea et al. 2010SS10
`--F. virens (Pfeiffer 1849) [incl. Vitrina strangei Pfeiffer 1850]SS10

Fastosarion freycineti (Férussac 1821) [incl. Vitrina (Helicolimax) australasia Blainville 1824, Helix (Vitrina) helicarion Voight 1834]SS10

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[S95] Scott, B. 1995. Redescription of Fastosarion superba (Cox, 1871), with descriptions of two new species of Fastosarion from northern Queensland (Pulmonata: Helicarionidae). Molluscan Research 16: 69–80.

[SC07] Stanisic, J., R. A. D. Cameron, B. M. Pokryszko & J. C. Nekola. 2007. Forest snail faunas from S. E. Queensland and N. E. New South Wales (Australia): patterns of local and regional richness and differentiation. Malacologia 49 (2): 445–462.

[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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