Girish Mahajan

Scutalus macedoi

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Orthalicoidea
Subfamily  Peltellinae
Scientific name  Scutalus macedoi
Rank  Species
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Bulimulidae
Genus  Scutalus
Phylum  Mollusca

Scutalus macedoi is a species of tropical air-breathing land snail, a pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Bulimulidae.

Distribution

  • Peru
  • This species was described from Capillacocha, 11°10’09’S 076°02’25’W, 4150 m, Junín Region, Peru.

    Breure (2010) recorded it for the first time from the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental near Laguna El Viuda, 11°21’45’S 076°38’23’W, 4450 m, Canta Province, Lima Region, Peru.

    The material from Canta province has the upper whorls reddish-blue and the specimens are more slender than those shown in the original figure of Weyrauch. However, compared to paratypes (RMNH 55449/5), the shell shape is similar.

    References

    Scutalus macedoi Wikipedia


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