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Description of a new species of semi-slug, Fastosarion comerfordae sp. nov., from Eungella National Park, mid-eastern Queensland (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Helicarionidae)

Title

Description of a new species of semi-slug Fastosarion comerfordae sp. nov., from Eungella National Park, mid-eastern Queensland (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Helicarionidae) (3682 KB) pdf document icon

Author/s

Stanisic, J.

Citation

Stanisic, J. 2018. Description of a new species of semi-slug, Fastosarion comerfordae sp. nov., from Eungella National Park, mid-eastern Queensland (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Helicarionidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 61: 43–51. https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.61.2018.2018-05

Accepted 16 February 2018.
Published online 17 May 2018
Peer reviewed:

Yes

DOI

https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.61.2018.2018-05

Keywords Fastosarion comerfordae sp. nov., Gastropoda, Eupulmonata, Helicarionidae, new species, Queensland, Australia

Abstract

A new semi-slug, Fastosarion comerfordae sp. nov., is described from the higher elevations of Eungella National Park in mid-eastern Queensland. Historically the species has been considered to
be conspecific with F. superba (Cox, 1871) from Mt Dryander, mid-eastern Queensland. Differences in external animal features and penial anatomy are shown to separate the new species from
F. superba.