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Bulimus kreftii Cox, 1872 – Wikispecies link – Pensoft Profile
- Bulimus (Charis) kreftii Cox 1872b: 19, pl. 4 fig. 4.
- Placocharis kreftii (Cox); Delsaerdt 2010: 67, pl. 11 figs 14–17 (lectotype designation).
“Solomon Islands”, restricted to Florida Islands by Delsaerdt (2010).
“Solomon Isles”, in Cox’ handwriting (see remarks).
“Length 2.10, breadth 0.92 of an inch [H 53.3, D 23.3]”; specimen figured herein H 54.9, D 24.3, W 5.2.
NHMUK 20070068, lectotype and three paralectotypes, ex Kennard ex Cox; 1818.104.22.168, paralectotype, ex Cox.
Both series are accompanied by a label in Cox’ handwriting. The specimen registered 1822.214.171.124 was presented by J.C. Cox, has a taxon label “Bulimus kreftii” and corresponds to pl.4 fig. 4 of Cox (1872). The other lot (ex A.S. Kennard collection) has a taxon label “Placostylus krefftii” [sic, misspelled] and is “(Ex Auct.)”; the locality on Kennard’s label “New Caledonia” is clearly in error. It is therefore more likely that the specimen presented by Cox was truly part of the type series; those from the Kennard collection may have been collected at a later stage, for which the genus name Placostylus on the taxon label written by Cox (Fig. 14ii) is an indication.
Current systematic position
Bothriembryontidae, Placocharis kreftii (Cox, 1872).
- Breure, A; Ablett, J; 2012: Annotated type catalogue of the Bothriembryontidae and Odontostomidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Orthalicoidea) in the Natural History Museum, London ZooKeys, 182: 1-70. doi
- ↑ Cox J (1872b) Descriptions of new land-shells from Australia and the South-Sea Islands. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (1872): 18–20.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Delsaerdt A (2009 ) Land snails on the Solomon Islands, I. Placostylidae. L’Informatore Piceno, Ancona, 132 pp.