Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Zootaxa, Magnolia Press, Volume 355, p.1-16 (2003)
Keywords:anatomy, Arionidae, Gastropoda, Idaho, Kootenaia burkei, mtDNA, Pacific Northwest, phylogenetic inference
A new genus and species of arionid slug, Kootenaia burkei n. gen, et n. sp., are formally described from northern Idaho, United States. This taxonomic decision is based on comparative anatomical and molecular data involving representatives of a total of ten species and three additional genera (Hemphillia, Prophysaon, and Zacoleus) of the family Arionidae. The anatomical analyses show that the new genus is characterized by a major autapomorphy, the complete absence of an epiphallus, which is found in all otherarionids. The molecular analyses using two mitochondrial genes and the anatomical data produce congruent topologies. Overall, there is a high degree of concordance between the anatomical and molecular datasets.
Reference Code: A03LEO01IDUS
Full Citation: Leonard, W. P., L. Chichester, J. Baugh, and T. Wilke. 2003. Kootenai burkei, a new genus and species of slug from northern Idaho, United States (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Arionidae). Zootaxa 355: 1-16.
Location: ANIMAL EF: KOOTENAI BURKEI, ELECTRONIC FILE - Zoology