oa Annals of the Natal Museum - The type material of South African marine Mollusca in the Natal Museum collection. Part 1. Bivalvia

Volume 21, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The type material of marine Bivalvia in the Natal Museum collection is reviewed, and taxonomic notes given where relevant. Lectotypes are designated for Plicatula squamosissima E. A. Smith (Plicatulidae), Scintilla compta Sowerby and S. durbanensis Sowerby (Galeommatidae), Basterotia tricostalis Sowerby (Sportellidae), Tellina candidata Sowerby (Tellinidae), Cytherea (Tivela) alucinans Sowerby (Veneridae), Clistoconcha insignis E. A. Smith (Laternulidae) and Saxicava arenacea E. A. Smith (Hiatellidae); a lectotype for Deltaodon tugelae Barnard (Arcidae) in the South African Museum collection is also designated. The following new synonymies are proposed: Chama ratoi Boshoff, 1965 = Chama plinthota Cox, 1927 = Chama savignyi Lamy, 1921 (Chamidae); Tellina pellucida Philippi, 1843 (non Brocchi, 1814) = Macoma retrorsa (Sowerby, 1867) (Tellinidae); Myadora rectangulata Barnard, 1964 = M. quadrata E. A. Smith, 1899 (Myochamidae). New combinations: Leda parceplicata Barnard, to Portlandia (Nuculanidae); Lucina sudes Barnard, to Gonimyrtea (Lucinidae); Montacuta siliqua Barnard, to Nipponomysella, Montacuta ornata Barnard, to Barrimysia (Callomysia) (Montacutidae). Brief notes are also given on the genera Lutraria (Mactridae) and Pinctada (Pteriidae) in South African waters.

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