A New Species of Oopeltidae (Mollusca, Pulmonata, Arionoidea), with a Revision of the Subfamily Ariopeltinae and Remarks on its Affinities within the Family and Superfamily

W. F. Sirgel
2012 African Invertebrates  
A new species of the oopeltid slug genus Ariopelta, A. variegata, is described from South Africa. As this new species exhibits morphological features that differ slightly from those originally described for the subfamily and the genus, new emended diagnoses for both these taxa are provided. Additional information is added to the original descriptions of Ariopelta capensis and Ariostralis nebulosa. The affinities of the two South African subfamilies Ariopeltinae and Oopeltinae are discussed, as
more » ... are discussed, as well as their relationship to the Indo-Chinese Ana denidae and the Holarctic Arionidae.
doi:10.5733/afin.023.0203 fatcat:rjuxol4m3zfwjfixsp3dec72wu