By: Terence E Crowley(Author), Thomas Pain(Author)
42 pages, 3 plates with b/w photos; b/w line drawings, 1 b/w fold-out map, tables
The genus Limicolariopsis was proposed by d'Ailly in 1910 for a group of mountain-dwelling African land snails allied to the widely distributed Limicolaria Schumacher 1817, but distinguished from that genus by the sculptured embryonic shell, including part of the first whorl, often bulbous summit and the large eggs which are few in number. In 1911 Preston founded the genus Rebmaniella, designating as genotype a typical Limicolariopsis (L. inepta Preston), of which genus Rebmaniella becomes a synonym.
Limicolariopsis have an extensive but discontinuous distribution in East Central Africa from Abyssinia southwards to northern Tanganyika Territory and westwards to the Ruwenzori Range, along the Uganda-Congo border.
No monograph of the genus as such, exists, the species – often described by their original authors as Limicolaria – being published in various periodicals over the best part of a century. Sixteen species are recognised by the present authors, of which four are described herein as new.
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