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Leptocala sylvatica Putzeys, 1898

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Pulmonata - pulmonates »  family Achatinidae »  genus Leptocala

Scientific synonyms

Achatina sylvatica Putzeys, 1898

Images

Leptocala sylvatica

Author: Tryon & Pilsbry

Leptocala sylvatica

Author: Abbott, R.T.

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Description

Shell ovate, rather thin, pale buff irregularly marked with dark chestnut stripes, narrow and often broken on the spire, obsolete on the upper whorls, but on the last whorl broad and dark, confluent at the base, the suture margined below with chestnut. Surface of the last whorl smooth, but the intermediate whorls of the spire are finely decussate-granulate below the sutures. Whorls 6,5 , the first 2,5 smooth, more or less worn and in fully adult shells sometimes truncate. Aperture ovate, milk-white within, but showing the dark markings more or less distinctly. Columella subvertical, narrow, brownish, obliquely truncate; lip thin, narrowly dark-edged; parietal callous thin, transparent. Length 33, diam. 17, aperture 17 mm.
A handsome little species, chiefly remarkable for its smoothness and the broad, basally confluent brown stripes of the last whorl.
Tryon, G.W. & Pilsbry, H.A.; 1904-1905; Manual of Conchology, Series 2, Volume 17, African Achatinidae

Distribution

Congo Free State: Forest of Musungu Kifuluka below Nyangwe, zone of Manyema.
Tryon, G.W. & Pilsbry, H.A.; 1904-1905; Manual of Conchology, Series 2, Volume 17, African Achatinidae
Author: Jan Delsing

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [http://www.bagniliggia.it/WMSD/WMSDhome....] [as Achatina sylvatica Putzeys, 1898]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013

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