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Jardinella coreena Ponder & Clark, 1990

Diagnostic features

This trochiform, umbilicate shell reaches about 3.1 mm in length. It is smooth except for growth lines.

Classification

Jardinella coreena Ponder & Clark, 1990

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Jardinella Iredale & Whitley,1938

Original name: Jardinella coreena 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: large unnamed spring south of "Coreena" Homestead, about 32 km northeast of Barcaldine, Queensland.

Biology and ecology

Lives in large, boggy spring.

Additional information on the biology and ecology of members of this family can be found in Fauna of Australia, vol. 5B, p. 752-755.

Distribution

This species is only known from its type locality (see above) in the Barcaldine Supergroup springs.

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.