Placostylus ambagiosus priscus
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Placostylus ambagiosus Powell, 1938 – Wikispecies link – Pensoft Profile
- Placostylus ambagiosus priscus Powell 1938: 149, pl. 34 figs 9–10.
[New Zealand, North Island] “about three quarters of a mile east of the extreme north-western headland [Cape Maria van Diemen]”.
“Cape Maria van Diemen (mainland)”
“Height, 77 mm.; breadth, 31 mm.”; specimen figured herein H 70.3, D 28.5, W 6.5.
NHMUK 19126.96.36.199, one paratype (ex Powell).
The holotype of this subspecies, which is supposedly of Pleistocene age, is in the Auckland Museum. Buckley et al. (2011) have revised the New Zealand Placostylus and showed that this taxon falls within the overall variation of Placostylus ambagiosus Suter, 1906.
Current systematic position
Bothriembryontidae, Placostylus ambagiosus Suter, 1906.
- 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
- ↑ Powell A (1938) The Paryphantidae of New Zealand, 4 and the genus Placostylus in New Zealand. Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum 2: 133-150.
- ↑ Buckley T, Stringer I, Gleeson D, Howitt R, Attamayake D, Parrish R, Sherley G, Rohan M (2011) A revision of the New Zealand Placostylus land snails using mitochondrial DNA analysis and shell morphometric analyses, with implications for conservation. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 38: 55-81. doi: 10.1080/03014223.2010.527997