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Jardinella pallida Ponder & Clark, 1990

Diagnostic features

The shell is pupiform, white and reaches about 1.8 mm in length. This species is most similar to J. colmani, which is darker and occurs 58 km away.

Classification

Jardinella pallida Ponder & Clark, 1990

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Jardinella Iredale & Whitley,1938

Original name: Jardinella pallida 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

This is the smallest species in the Edgbaston Springs group.

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.