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Jardinella jesswiseae Ponder & Clark, 1990

Diagnostic features

This tall-spired species has convex whorls and reaches about 2.8 mm in length.

Classification

Jardinella jesswiseae Ponder & Clark, 1990

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Jardinella Iredale & Whitley,1938

Original name: Jardinella jesswiseae 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: "Big Spring", about 3 km southeast of "Edgbaston" Homestead, approximately 30 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

J. jesswiseae is the most abundant of the Edgbaston snails in the middle part of the outflows.

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.