oa Annals of the Natal Museum - A revision of the Naticidae of Southern Africa and Mocambique (Mollusca)

Volume 22, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



New species: Natica (Natica) roscoei from the Bazaruto Archipelago; Polinices (Euspira) lemaitrei and P. (E.) blaizensis from off Namaqualand and Mossel Bay respectively; P. (Mammilla) syr­phetodes (=sebae auct.) from Natal, Moçambique and the Indo-Pacific; Sinum quasimodoides from Natal and Moçambique. New synonyms: Natica genuanus Reeve, 1855, N. imperforata Gray, 1839 (non Jay, 1836), N. alfredensis Bartsch, 1915, and N. stimpsoni Bartsch, 1915 = N. tecta Anton, 1839; N. plicifera Philippi, 1850 = N. alapapilionis Röding, 1798; N. strongyla Melvill, 1897, and its var. anda­manica Melvill & Sykes, 1899 = N. manceli Jousseaume, 1874; N. antonii Philippi, 1851, and N. robillardi Sowerby, 1894 = N. gualteriana Récluz, 1844; N. decipiens Smith, 1904, N. aureozona Tomlin, 1921, N. whitechurchi Turton, 1932 and N. kowiensis Turton, 1932 = N. simplex simplex Sowerby, 1897; N. luculenta Iredale, 1929 = Tanea hilaris (Sowerby, 1914); N. powisiana Récluz, 1844 = Polinices (Neverita) peselephanti (Link, 1807); Pervisinum dingeldei Iredale, 1931 = Euna­ticina linnaeana (Récluz, 1843); Ectosinum pauloconvexum Iredale, 1931, and Sigaretus weberi Bartsch, 1918 = Sinum planatum (Récluz, 1843). New combinations: Natica euzona Récluz, 1844, belongs to genus Tanea. Revised status: Gennaeosinum Iredale, 1929, is a subgenus of Eunaticina Fischer, 1885; Natica textilis Reeve, 1855, and N. saldontiana Bartsch, 1915, are subspecies of N. vittata (Gmelin, 1791) and N. simplex Sowerby, 1897, respectively. New records for South Africa and Moçambique: Tanea euzona (Récluz, 1844), Natica orientalis (Gmelin, 1791), N. onca (Röding, 1798), N. manceli Jousseaume, 1874, N. violacea Sowerby, 1825, N. vittata textilis Reeve, 1855, N. cernica Jousseaume, 1874, Polinices albumen (Linn., 1758), Eunaticina linnaeana (Récluz, 1843), E. (Gennaeosinum) perobliqua (Dautzenberg & Fischer, 1906), Sinum laevigatum (Lamarck, 1822). Neotype designation: Natica tecta Anton, 1839. Lectotype designations: N. simplex, N. vittata textilis. Radulae figured or descriptionbed for first time: Tanea areolata (Récluz, 1844), Natica manceli, N. cernica, N. tecta, N. virtata textilis, Eunaticina linnaeana.

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