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The late Early Pleistocene non-marine molluscan fauna from the Synania Formation (Achaia, Greece), with description of nine new species (Mollusca: Gastropoda)

Esu, Daniela; Girotti, Odoardo

Archiv für Molluskenkunde Band 144 Heft 1 (2015), p. 65 - 81

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published: Jun 30, 2015

DOI: 10.1127/arch.moll/1869-0963/144/065-081

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Abstract

A late Early Pleistocene non-marine molluscan fauna from the Synania Formation (Achaia, Greece) is reported here. The fauna is well diversified including at least twenty-six species among freshwater and oligohaline gastropods and bivalves. Nine gastropods turned out to be new: Theodoxus patrae n. sp., Melanopsis synaniae n. sp., ? Goniochilus achaiae n. sp., Tournouerina ronaldi n. sp., ? Islamia corinthica n. sp., ? Pyrgula danielae Girotti n. sp., Pyrgula nikosi n. sp., Lithoglyphus marci n. sp., and Valvata pyramidula n. sp. On the whole, the studied fauna is characterized by a high degree (about 80%) of extinct taxa, which show strong endemic character and Early Pleistocene affinity.

Keywords

Non-marine molluscsSystematicsNew speciesPleistoceneGreece