Stanisic, J. 2015: Pallidelix simonhudsoni sp. nov.: a new land snail from the central highlands of inland southern Queensland, Australia (Gastropoda: Eupulmonata: Camaenidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum-Nature 59: 55-60. https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.59.2015.2015-01
25 March 2015
9 April 2015
Pallidelix simonhudsoni sp. nov., Eupulmonata, Camaenidae, systematics, new species, Queensland, Australia
Pallidelix simonhudsoni sp. nov. is described from vine thicket habitats on Carnarvon Station in the highlands of south central Queensland. The species is part of a much larger radiation of species of the camaenid genus Pallidelix Iredale, 1933 centred around the sandstone belt of inland central Queensland. P. simonhudsoni sp . nov. is distinguished by aspects of both shell sculpture and reproductive anatomy. The new species is hitherto only known from immediate environs of the type locality Carnarvon Station. The conservation status of the species is discussed within relation to: (1) its occurrence on a nature conservancy dedicated to biodiversity protection; (2) the endangered status of the species’ primary habitat; and, (3) current land management practices on Carnarvon Station.