Some gastropod specimens belonging to the planorbid genus Ferrissia were recentlycollected in Lebanon and in Iraq, where the autochthonous species Ferrissia clessiniana(Jickeli, 1882) is supposed to occur. The molecular identification of collectedspecimens proved that they belong to the allochthonous species Ferrissia fragilis(Tryon, 1863), the protagonist of a dramatic cryptic invasion which is of interest tothe whole of Eurasia. These findings cast further doubts on the actual existence of autochthonousFerrissia species in the Palaearctic. The need for a molecular characterisationof the topotypical population of F. clessiniana, and for a revision of the PalaearcticFerrissia species, is stressed.
|Numero di pagine||7|
|Rivista||Zoology in the Middle East|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2014|
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