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18 December 2015 Recent Collecting Reveals the Presence of Boettgerilla pallens (Stylommatophora, Boettgerillidae) in Mexico
Victoria Araiza-Gómez, Enrico A. Ruiz, Edna Naranjo-García, Gerardo Zúñiga
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Abstract

An introduced slug, Boettgerilla pallens Simroth, 1912, was found both in the Pedregal de San Angel Ecological Reserve, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City and Teopancingo, Puebla. Although this slug is native to Europe, it has been recently recorded from various locations around the world. Through dissection, the diagnostic characters were identified as the spindle shaped swelling along the vas deferens characteristic of the genus, and the elongate shape of the bursa copulatrix typical of this species. In addition, cytochrome oxidase I mtDNA, and 16S and 28S ribosomal RNA genes were sequenced and used in a phylogenetic analysis to confirm its identity.

Victoria Araiza-Gómez, Enrico A. Ruiz, Edna Naranjo-García, and Gerardo Zúñiga "Recent Collecting Reveals the Presence of Boettgerilla pallens (Stylommatophora, Boettgerillidae) in Mexico," American Malacological Bulletin 33(2), 227-231, (18 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.4003/006.033.0215
Received: 10 February 2015; Accepted: 1 June 2015; Published: 18 December 2015
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