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New genus and two new species of stygobiotic snails from Stara Planina Mts, Bulgaria

Dilian Georgiev https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2885-4895

16 January 2023 · volume 45 · (issue 1) · pp. 5–9 · PDF [full text]

Abstract: Two new species, one of them belonging to a new genus are described from two caves in North Bulgaria. Polatenia sinuiapertura n. gen. and n. sp. was found in sand deposits at the entrance of Izvora Cave, Polaten District of Teteven Town, and Kolevia toplensis n. sp. found at the water catchment near Toplya Cave at vicinity of village of Golyama Zhelyazna.

Keywords: Balkans, caves, Hydrobioidea, new genus, new species

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Index descriptus

Polatenia Georgiev, 2023
Polatenia sinuiapertura Georgiev, 2023
Kolevia toplensis Georgiev, 2023

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Georgiev D. 2023 New genus and two new species of stygobiotic snails from Stara Planina Mts, Bulgaria. Historia naturalis bulgarica 45: 5–9.

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