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Jardinella carnarvonensis Ponder & Clark, 1990

Diagnostic features

This small (maximum length 2.5 mm) broadly conic species has an umbilicate shell.

Classification

Jardinella carnarvonensis Ponder & Clark, 1990

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Jardinella Iredale & Whitley,1938

Original name: Jardinella carnarvonensis Ponder & Clark, 1990. Ponder, W. F. and Clark, G. A. (1990). A radiation of hydrobiid snails in threatened artesian springs in western Queensland. Records of the Australian Museum 42(3): 301-363.

Type locality: Unnamed spring approximately 5 km northwest of Rangers headquarters, just north of 13th river crossing, Carnarvon Gorge National Park, Queensland.

Biology and ecology

This species lives in small springs and seepages.

Distribution

Carnarvon Gorge National Park in southwest Queensland.

Further reading

Perez, K. E., Ponder, W. F., Colgan, D. J., Clark, S. A. & Lydeard, C. (2005). Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Spring-associated hydrobiid snails of the Great Artesian Basin, Australia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34: 545-556.

Ponder, W. F. & Clark, G. A. (1990). A radiation of hydrobiid snails in threatened artesian springs in western Queensland. Records of the Australian Museum 42: 301-363.