oa Annals of the Natal Museum - The Columbellidae of Réunion Island (Mollusca: Gastropoda)

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Twelve genera of Columbellidae occur on Réunion Island; of these, one genus (Ascalista, type species Zafra polita G. & H. Nevill, 1875) is descriptionbed as new. 55 species are recorded for the region: of these, 11 species are new, viz. Mitrella albofulvata, M. boucheti, M. raphaeli, M. reunionensis, M. suzannae, Pyreneola mascarenensis, Indomitrella haziersensis, I. kilburni, Zafra kaicherae, Aesopus rotundus, Parviterebra turriformis. 16 new synonymies are proposed. Neotypes are designated for the following species: Columbella albinodulosa Gaskoin, 1851; C. azora Duclos, 1840; C. isomella Duclos, 1840; C. hanleyi Deshayes, 1863. Type localities are designated for 12 species. All species are illustrated and notes are given to aid identification.

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