oa Annals of the Natal Museum - South African Mollusca described by Ferdinand Krauss: their current status and notes on type material housed in the Naturhistorika Riksmuseet, Stockholm

Volume 40, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



A complete alphabetical list of all South African taxa descriptionbed by Ferdinand Krauss is provided. The bulk of Krauss's type material housed in the Stuttgart Museum was lost during World War II, but important holdings of original Krauss material remain in the Swedish Museum of Natural History [Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet], Stockholm. Much of this was collected by the Swede, Johan Wahlberg. The validity and status of this as type material is discussed, together with the presently accepted taxonomic standing and generic relationships of the taxa. Type material of 54 Kraussian taxa has been located in Stockholm. The existence of additional type material in other institutions, or the possibility thereof, is also indicated. Diodora kraussi is proposed as a nomen novum for Fissurella australis Krauss, 1848 [non Philippi, 1845].

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