1887

oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Taxonomic notes on South African marine Mollusca (5): including descriptions of new taxa of Rissoidae, Cerithiidae, Tonnidae, Cassididae, Buccinidae, Fasciolariidae, Turbinellidae, Turridae, Architectonicidae, Epitoniidae, Limidae and Thraciidae

Volume 22, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0304-0798

 

Abstract

New species: Rissopsis ligula (Rissoidae); Plesiotrochus paucicostatus (Cerithiidae); Oocorys keyteri (Tonnidae); Metula boswellae (Buccinidae); Latirus elsiae, L. tigroides (Fasciolariidae); Ptychatractus youngi (Turbinellidae); Turris tanyspira (Turridae); Heliacus (Mangonuia) rofula (Architectonicidae); Opalia terebralioides, Alora rapunculus (Epitoniidae); Limatula vermicola (Limidae); Thracia anchoralis (Thraciidae). New subspecies: Phalium glabrafum fernandesi (Cassididae); Gemmula congener webberae (Turridae). New synonyms: Cerithium liratula W. H. Turton, 1932, and Nassa rhysonepia Barnard, 1969 = Seilopsis peilei (E. A. Smith, 1910) (Cerithiidae); Acamptochetus Cossman, 1901, Antemetula Rehder, 1943, and Colubrarina Kuroda & Habe, 1971 = Metula H. & A. Adams, 1853 (Buccinidae); Avicula vexillum Reeve, 1858 = Electroma physoides (Lamarck, 1819) (Pteriidae); Tellina papyracea Spengler. 1798 (non Gmelin, 1791), T. truncata Philippi, 1843 (non Linn., 1767), and T. praerupta Salisbury, 1934 = Psammotreta gubernaculum (Hanley, 1844). New names: Metula knudseni nom. nov. for Buccinum clathratum Adams & Reeve, 1850, non Kiener, 1834 (Buccinidae). New combination: 'Fasciolaria' holcophorus Barnard, 1959, belongs to the genus Metzgeria (Turbinellidae). Revised status: Columbella filmerae Sowerby, 1900, a subspecies of Pyrene flava (Bruguière, 1789). New records: Minolia variegata Odhner, 1919 (Trochidae), Oocorys sulcata Fischer, 1883 (Tonni­dae), Latiaxis lischkeanus (Dunker, 1882) (Magilidae), Latirus formosior MelviIl, 1891 (Fascio1ariidae), Gari burnupi (Sowerby, 1894) (Psammobiidae), Pteria savignyi (Deshayes, 1830) (Pteriidae), are recorded from Moçambique for the first time, Distorsio perdistorta Fulton, 1938 (Cymatiidae), and Psammotreta gubernaculum (Hanley, 1844) (Tellinidae) from Natal, and Pteria tortirostris (Dunker, 1848) (Pteriidae) and Glycymeris maskatensis (Melvill, 1897) (Glycymeridae) from both Moçambique and South Africa. Other: A brief cladistic analysis of subspeciation in Phalium glabratum (Dunker, 1852) (Cassididae) and a discussion of the Pyrene flava (Bruguière, 1789) complex (Columbellidae) in southern Africa, are included. Seilopsis Tomlin, 1931, is transferred from the Cerithiopsidae to the Cerithiidae.

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