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Issue:ISSN 1000-7083
          CN 51-1193/Q
Director:Sichuan Association for Science and Technology
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A New Species of the Genus Sinoennea (Pulmonata, Styommatophora, Streptaxidae) from Jiangxi Province, China
Author of the article:JIANG Jiao1 , CHEN Deniu2 , WU Xiaoping1, OUYANG Shan1?
Author's Workplace:(1. College of Life Science and Food Engineering, Nanchang University, Nanchang 330031, China; 2. Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100101, China)
Key Words:Pulmonata; Styommatophora; Streptaxidae; Sinoennea; new species

 This paper reports a new species of genus Sinoennea Kobelt in China: Sinoennea shizhongshanensis sp. nov. The morphological characteristics of the new species were described in detail, and radula was observed with scanning electron microscope. The new species was compared and discussed with related species. The materials were collected from Shizhongshan scenic spot, Hukou county, Jiangxi province of China in 2013. The type specimens had been deposited in the College of Life Science and Food Engineering, Nanchang University, Nanchang, China, and the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Sinoennea shizhongshanensis sp. nov. (Plate, 1~5)

Holotype, alt5.50 mm, diam2.50 mmaltof aperture1.90 mmdiamof aperture1.40 mmcollected from Shizhongshan scenic spot, Hukou county (29°44.764’N, 116°13.082’E), Jiujiang city, Jiangxi province, China, May 20, 2013

Paratypes, 25 specimens, alt5.20~6.00 mm, diam2.50~2.70 mmaltof aperture 1.70~2.00 mmdiamof aperture 1.40~1.70 mm. Collected from Shizhongshan scenic spot, Hukou county, Jiujiang city, Jiangxi province, China, May 20, 2013

Shell small, thick, solid, lustrous, smooth, ovate-cylindrical. Apex blunt and short, shells light yellow or yellow-brownish in colour, with deep sutureWhorls 8, moderately convex with high spiral partTop two whorls smooth, following ones with some curve vertically rib-striae. The last whorl is not inflated,it gradually narrowed and lessened near aperture, with 33 rib-striae. Aperture small, heart-shaped. The peristome thick, expanded and reflexed, with 1 big, right bending, flake-form angular lamellae at inner lip, with two nipple-formed teeth in outer lip, connected from shallow to deep which were hard to distinguish. Slightly deep at the bottom of the aperture, there is a big lump-form palatal tooth along the palate with a slender pleat above it. The columellar lip and outer lip are perfectly straight. Umbilicus wide, deep, cavernous

Radula (Plate, 6~7). Teeth arranged in anteriorly V-shaped rows, each row containing 27~29 teeth with the formula (13-14)-1-(13-14); central tooth small, sharp, triangular with pointed cusp; lateral and marginal teeth undifferentiated, unicuspid and lanceolate; lateral teeth gradually reduced in length and size, outer teeth much smaller and shorter than inner teeth.

Habitat. Usually live in dark and damp limestone mountains and foothills with many humus, often perched under broad-leaved forest, loose and fertile soil, limestone cliff surface or crevices.

Etymology. The name of the new species is based on the type locality Shizhongshan scenic spot, Hukou county.
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