Micractaeon koptawelilensis

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Micractaeon koptawelilensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Achatinoidea
Family: Micractaeonidae
Schileyko, 1999[1]
Genus: Micractaeon
Verdcourt, 1993[2]
Binomial name
Micractaeon koptawelilensis
(Germain, 1934)
Synonyms[1][3]
  • Microglessula Adam
  • Pseudopeas koptawelilense Germain, 1934
  • Micractaeon kakamegaensis Verdcourt, 1993

Micractaeon koptawelilensis is a species of land snail, terrestrial gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Achatinoidea (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).[4]

Micractaeon koptawelilensis is the only species in the genus Micractaeon.[3] Micractaeon is the type genus of the family Micractaeonidae,[4] and Micractaeon is the only genus in the family Micractaeonidae.[citation needed] This family has no subfamilies.[4]

Distribution[edit]

The distribution of Micractaeon koptawelilensis includes tropical Africa: Ghana, Cameroon, eastern and southeastern Zaïre, Malawi, eastern Zambia,[3] Uganda,[5] Kenya[5] and Tanzania.[5]

The type locality is Mount Elgon, Kenya.[3]

Description[edit]

The width of the shell is 0.7-1.3 mm.[3] The height of the shell is 1.1-2.2 mm.[3]

Ecology[edit]

Micractaeon koptawelilensis inhabits forests.[3] These snails are found in leaf litter samples.[3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schileyko 1999, pp. 435-564.
  2. ^ Verdcourt 1993, p. 82.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Bruggen & de Winter 1995, pp. 79-92.
  4. ^ a b c Bouchet P.; Rocroi J.-P.; Frýda J.; Hausdorf B.; Ponder W.; Valdés Á. & Warén A. (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 
  5. ^ a b c Wronski 2010, pp. 87-100.

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