Drusia (Escutiella) alexantoni

Martínez-Ortí A. & Borredà V., 2013. Drusia (Escutiella) alexantoni n. sp. (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Parmacellidae), a new terrestrial slug from the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 36(1): 59-67. [figs. 1-36].

Type locality

“Road from Marrakech to Essaouira, 12 km before Essaouira, Taftchet. Essaouira. Morocco (UTM = 29RMQ4388) [...]”.

Toponymic note and update

Marrakech (=Marrakesh) and Essaouira (formerly known as Mogador) are cities of the Marrakesh-Safi region, Taftchet is a locality at the province of Essaouira.


Paratypes: Museu de Ciències Naturals (Zoologia) de Barcelona, MZB 2012-0728 (loc. tip.; 3 specimens in ethanol 70%).

Types in other museums

Holotype: Museu Valencià d’Història Natural, Valencia, MVHN–100111GH01a.

Paratypes: Museu Valencià d’Història Natural, Valencia (13 specimens in ethanol 70%, MVHN–100111GH01b) + Museu Valencià d’Història Natural, Valencia (4 specimens in ethanol 96%, MVHN–100111GH01c) + Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum–Naturalis, Leiden (3 specimens in ethanol 70%, RMNH.MOL.323195) + Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid (3 specimens in ethanol 70%, MNCN–15.05/60078) + Senckenberg Museum of Frankfurt am Main (2 specimens in ethanol 70%, SMF 341354).

Current name

Drusia (Escutiella) alexantoni  Marínez-Ortí & Borredà, 2013