oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Observations on the southern African fissurellids Cosmetalepas africana and Macroschisma africana (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Fissurellidae)

Volume 29, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The external anatomy and radula of Cosmetalepas africana (Tomlin, 1926) and Macroschisma africana (Tomlin, 1932) are descriptionbed and figured, and biological notes on both species are given. The systematic positions of the two genera are discussed in the light of these observations. The relation­ships of Cosmetalepas are currently uncertain whilst Macroschisma clearly belongs in the Fissurellinae. A note on the correct spelling of Macroschisma is appended.

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