Globose sinistral shell, elongate papillate protoconch, prominent open umbilicus, sinuous outer lip, constricted last whorl. Teleoconch sculpture of fine axial and spiral threads which become obsolete on later whorls. Columella relatively broad and shelf-like with distinct broad bulge adjacent to umbilicus. Eyes situated on lobes on median side of tentacles. Animal body grey with patches of grey pigment.
Kessneria papillosa Walker and Ponder, 2001
Original name: Kessneria papillosa Walker and Ponder, 2001. Walker, J. C.and Ponder, W. F. (2001). A new genus and species of Planorbidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Pulmonata) from northern Australia. Journal of Molluscan Studies 67: 153-160.
Type locality: Floodplains west of Adelaide River, near Owens Lagoon, Northern Territory.
Found in wet, seasonally inundated muddy depressions on flood plain.
Timor Sea division of Northern Territory (Adelaide River floodplain).