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Pseudotricula progenitor Ponder, Clark, Eberhard & Studdert 2005

Diagnostic features

Pseudotricula progenitor has some characters in common with Nanocochlea. The small-sized, tall-spired shell is typical of Nanocochlea but the (narrowly) reflected outer lip, straight spire outline and subsutural indentation are characters found in Pseudotricula species.

Classification

Pseudotricula progenitor Ponder, Clark, Eberhard & Studdert 2005

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Pseudotricula Ponder, 1992

Original name: Pseudotricula progenitor Ponder, Clark, Eberhard & Studdert 2005. Ponder, W.F., Clark, S.A., Eberhard, S. & Studdert, J.B. (2005) A radiation of hydrobiid snails in the caves and streams at Precipitous Bluff, southwest Tasmania, Australia (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Rissooidea: Hydrobiidae s.l.). Zootaxa 1074: 1-66.

Type locality: Bauhaus, Persephone streamway, Precipitous Bluff caves, Tasmania.

Biology and ecology

This species occurs in low-energy small cave streams with mixed substrate.

Distribution

Bauhaus and Damper Caves, Precipitous Bluff caves, southern Tasmania.

Further reading

Ponder, W. F., Clark, S. A., Eberhard, S. & Studdert, J. B. (2005). A radiation of hydrobiid snails in the caves and streams at Precipitous Bluff, southwest Tasmania, Australia (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Rissooidea: Hydrobiidae s.l.). Zootaxa 1074: 1-66.