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Jardinella edgbastonensis Ponder & Clark, 1990

Diagnostic features

The trochiform shell is sculptured  with fine growth lines. It reaches about 3.2 mm in length. It occurs with J. corrugata, and differs from that species in the lack of sculpture, in having a narrower umbilicus and a taller spire.

Classification

Jardinella edgbastonensis Ponder & Clark, 1990

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Jardinella Iredale & Whitley,1938

Original name: Jardinella edgbastonensis 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 2.3 km northeast of "Edgbaston" homestead, about 34 km northeast of Aramac, Queensland.

Biology and ecology

Lives in springs in the Edgbaston group.

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

Springs to the northeast and southeast of "Edgbaston" Homestead, about 30 km northeast of Aramac, Queensland.

Notes

Among the mound spring Jardinella speciesJ. edgbastonensis is anatomically and conchologically the most similar to the tropical coast Jardinella.

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.