Reassessment and systematic position of the sinistral snails of genus Hemiplecta from Thailand (Eupulmonata: Ariophantidae), with description of two new species

Published on Dec 7, 2020in Contributions to Zoology1.242
· DOI :10.1163/18759866-BJA10016
Chirasak Sutcharit12
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(Chula: Chulalongkorn University),
Ekgachai Jeratthitikul4
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(MU: Mahidol University)
+ 1 AuthorsSomsak Panha15
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(Chula: Chulalongkorn University)
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