Two new species of land snails from Sicily have been described in the latest issue of Biodiversity Journal. The first species is a clausiliid in the genus which is this blog's namesake - Muticaria brancatoi Colomba, Reitano, Liberto, Giglio, Gregorini & Sparacio, 2012, from south-eastern Sicily. It is the fourth described Muticaria and is a perfect illustration of the genetic complexity exhibited by island endemisms.
Muticaria brancatoi Colomba, Reitano, Liberto, Giglio, Gregorini & Sparacio, 2012
Tandonia marinellii Liberto, Colomba, Giglio & Sparacio, 2012
Liberto, F., Giglio, S., Colomba, M. S. & Sparacio I., 2012. New and little known land snails from Sicily (Mollusca Gastropoda). Biodiversity Journal, 3: 199-226. accessible here