Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

A new species of Uncispio

Staff: Teresa Darbyshire & Andrew Mackie

An interesting new species from west of Anglesey was collected in abundance by the Museum during sampling associated with the EU INTERREG Wales-Ireland HABMAP project (2004-2007).

The new species will be only the second of this unusual genus to be discovered. The other is known from three specimens collected off California. The new form will be described and compared with type material of Uncispio hartmanae. This study will add to our knowledge of the uncispionids and aid investigations into their systematic position.