Original paper

A new bivalved gastropod, Candinia lakoniae n. sp. (Sacoglossa: Juliidae) from the Upper Pliocene of Greece (Glykovrysi, SE Peloponnese and Lardos, Rhodes), with a short survey of the geological range and geographic distribution of the family

Schneider, Simon; Hochleitner, Rupert; Janssen, Ronald

Abstract

A new bivalved gastropod, Candinia lakoniae n. sp. (Sacoglossa: Juliidae) is described based on a single specimen from Upper Pliocene (Gelasian) marine sandy deposits of Glykovrysi, Lakonia, south-eastern Peloponnese (Greece) and 17 specimens from Upper Pliocene conglomeratic sands at Lardos, central eastern Rhodes, Dodekanese Islands (Greece). These fossils represent the first account for a member of the subfamily Juliinae that thrives under temperate climatic conditions. The new species stands at the end of an evolutionary lineage in Candinia, and is only the third species known in that genus. It is assumed that the family Juliidae originated from the Palaeogene Anglo-Gallian Domain and has expanded over the tropical-subtropical oceans during the Neogene. The genus Candinia is restricted to the Miocene/Pliocene Mediterranean and Paratethys areas.

Keywords

bivalved gastropodssacoglossajuliidaecandiniapliocenegreece