oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Turridae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of southern Africa and Mozambique. Part 1. Subfamily Turrinae

Volume 25, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Twenty species of Turrinae are here reported from South Africa. Of these, three (Turris ruthae, T. orthopleura, Gemmula championi) are new, and seven (Turris garnonsii (Reeve, 1843), T. crispa (Lamarck, 1816), Gemmula cosmoi (Sykes, 1930). G. kieneri (Doumet, 1840), G. rosario Shikama & Hayashi, 1977, G. monilifera (Pease, 1861) and G. rarimaculata Kuroda & Oyama, 1971) are new regional records. Turris ambages Barnard, 1958, and Gemmula gilchristi (Sowerby, 1902) are reinter­preted. Radulae of Gemmula cosmoi, G. kieneri, G. rosario, G. rarimaculata, G. gilchristi and Turris ruthae are figured for the first time. Lophioturris Powell, 1964, is synonymised with Lophiotoma Casey, 1904, and Xenuroturris Iredale, 1924, is regarded as a subgenus. Pinguigemmula (MacNeil, 1960), and Ptychosyrinx Thiele, 1925, are reduced to subgenera of Gemmula Weinkauff, 1875. Micro­pleurotoma Thiele, 1929, is transferred to the Cochlespirinae, and Turridrupa Hedley, 1922, provision­ally to the Clavinae.

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