A land snail extracted from rotting wood in a pine forest at an altitude of 1350 m on the noncalcareous Sandras Mountain in western Turkey is described as a new species, Mediterranea xylocola Örstan spec. nov. Besides its unusual habitat, the new species is also characterized by its small shell (~4 mm in diameter) microsculptured with distinct spiral striae.

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A. Örstan, & M.Z. Yildirim. (2020). A new Mediterranea species from a montane habitat in Turkey (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Oxychilidae). Basteria, 84(1-3), 61–64.
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