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Three new species of Aeglidae ( AeglaLeach, 1820) from Paraná State, Brazil

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This study describes three new aeglid species, Aegla meloi, Aegla loyolaiand Aegla lancinhas, all of them recorded from Paraná State, Brazil. Along with the description, we also present an analysis of their phylogenetic relationships to other species of Aegla. The conservation status using the IUCN Red List criteria was assessed for each new species. The new species have restricted distributions and can be found in altitudes higher than 700 m. The new species are phylogenetically close to other species present in Paraná State and Ribeira do Iguape River basin, yet clearly differ morphologically and genetically from other known species of Aegla.

Affiliations: 1: 1Departamento de Ecologia e Evolução, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, 97105-900, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil; 2: 2Retired from Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto Biociências, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500, 90501-970, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil; 3: 3Instituto de Zoologia, Casilla 567, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile


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