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FOUR NEW LAND SNAILS FROM THE SOUTHEASTERN
By LESLIE HUBRICHT
Mesodox kalmianus, new species. PL 2, figs. a-c.
Shell subglobose, spire elevated, conic, apex obtuse; tawny-
olive, shining, translucent; umbilicate, the umbilicus nearly cov-
ered by the reflected peristome; whorls 41/9 to 5, regularly in-
creasing, well rounded, last whorl descending and constricted
behind the aperture; embryonic whorl nearly smooth, succeeding
whorls with rib-striae, last two whorls with incised spiral lines
which are more prominent on the base; aperture roundly lunate,
oblique, peristome reflected, white.
Penis long, slender, with a small fleshy body in the upper end,
without pilasters; vagina very short; spermatheca oblong, about
twice as long as wide, duct very slender, about half as long as the
penis. Penis 7 mm., vagina 0.3 mm., spermatheca I mm., duct
Diameter 9.2 mm., height 6.2 mm., apeiture width 4.4 mm.,
aperture height 4.4. mm., whorls 4.8. Holotype.