Two new species of Tornidae (Caenogastropoda, Rissooidea) from Espírito Santo, Brazil

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Two new species of shallow water Tornidae are found in Espírito Santo state, Brazil, formally described herein. They belong to a complex group of tiny gastropods, in such the taxonomy is very confused. Cyclostremiscus mohicanus sp. n. is characterized by three well-developed spiral, equidistant carinas, working as base of three series of tall, aligned periostracal rods. Episcinia itanhuna sp. n. has as single sculpture a series of pustules in periphery, but the periostracum bears three series of peripheral fringes with irregular rods. The new species are compared with the allies, showing a close relation with Caribbean fauna, but possessing worthy differences. These similarities have raised misidentifications. © Luiz Ricardo L. Simone.




Simone, L. R. L. (2012). Two new species of Tornidae (Caenogastropoda, Rissooidea) from Espírito Santo, Brazil. ZooKeys, 238, 77–85.

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