On two Andalusian Oestophora species: Oestophora ortizi De Winter & Ripken, 1991 and Oestophora granesae spec. nov. (Gastropoda: Pulmonata)
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Anatomical features and new distribution records of Oestophora ortizi De Winter & Ripken are presented and Oestophora granesae spec. nov. is described from Andalusia (S of Iberian Peninsula). Although the new species is classified in the genus Oestophora, the anatomical study has shown some peculiar differences with respect to all other Oestophora species: the presence of a small penial papilla and the similar length of the penis and the epiphallus. These differences have been assumed as a new anatomical variability pattern in the genus.
Gastropoda, Oestophora, O. ortizi, O. granesae spec. nov., S. of Spain