Rediscovery of an endemic snail Spiraculum beddomei Blanford, 1866 (Mollusca: Cyclophoridae), with notes on its zoogeography and natural history


  • Malacology Division, Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata − 700053, West Bengal
  • Herpetology Division, Zoological Survey of India, 27 JL Nehru Road, Kolkata − 700016, West Bengal
  • Malacology Division, Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata − 700053, West Bengal



Gastropoda, India, Natural History, Threat, Zoogeography


Spiraculum beddomei Blanford, 1866, a rare operculate land snail, was described in 1866 from Kimety (=Kimery) Hills, near Waltair (Vizagapatam), Madras Presidency in India has been reported nearly after 150 years from the adjoin Eastern Ghats landscape of Mahendragiri Hills in Gajapati district of Odisha in India. Here, we present new locality and detailed taxonomic characters of the species based on the direction of the sutural tube and flat spire along with a photomicrograph of the radula structure for the first time. A note on its zoogeography, habitat and natural history accounts are briefly discussed.


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Tripathy, B., Girija Sankar Sethy, P., & Sajan, S. (2021). Rediscovery of an endemic snail <i>Spiraculum beddomei</i> Blanford, 1866 (Mollusca: Cyclophoridae), with notes on its zoogeography and natural history. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 121(3), 347–354.





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