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Melanopsis pachya Pallary

Daraa Spring Snail (Melanopsis pachya)

This species was described in 1939; it is known only from its type locality, a small spring near the city of Daraa in southern Syria at the border to the kingdom of Jordan.

The species was apparently not found during recent surveys and is believed to be extinct.



[1] Joseph Heller; Peter Mordan; Frida Ben-Ami; Naomi Sivan: Conchometrics, systematics and distribution of Melanopsis (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the Levant. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 144: 229-260. 2005


edited: 17.11.2021