Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the land snail genus Monacha (Gastropoda, Hygromiidae)

  title={Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the land snail genus Monacha (Gastropoda, Hygromiidae)},
  author={Marco Thomas Neiber and Bernhard Hausdorf},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
  pages={308 - 321}
Monacha is the most species‐rich genus of the family Hygromiidae with a centre of diversity in Anatolia. On the basis of the presence or absence of accessory genital appendages, the group was subdivided into three subgenera, Monacha s. str., Paratheba and Metatheba, in the past. We used mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences of a representative sample of species 1) to reconstruct the phylogeny of the major lineages of Monacha, 2) to reconstruct the evolution of the accessory genital appendages… 
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