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Jardinella zeidlerorum Ponder & Clark, 1990

Diagnostic features

This tall-spired species has lightly convex whorls. It reaches about 2.9 mm in length.

Classification

Jardinella zeidlerorum Ponder & Clark, 1990

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Jardinella Iredale & Whitley,1938

Original name: Jardinella zeidlerorum 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 about 11 km SSE of "Edgbaston" homestead, about 0.8 km south of main road, 28 km northeast of Aramac, Queensland.

Biology and ecology

Lives in a large spring near 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 SSE of "Edgbaston" Homestead, NE of Aramac, 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.