Australian Museum Journal Mysticoncha, a new generic name for Caledoniella Basedow, non Souverbie

Shortform:
Allan, 1936, Rec. Aust. Mus. 19(6): 391–396
Author(s):
Allan, Joyce K.
Year published:
1936
Title:
Mysticoncha, a new generic name for Caledoniella Basedow, non Souverbie
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
19
Issue:
6
Start page:
391
End page:
396
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.19.1936.710
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xxv–xxvi
Date published:
07 October 1936
Cover date:
07 October 1936
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
02 April 2009
Reference number:
710
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (165kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1570kb PDF)

Abstract

The presentation recently to the Australian Museum collection of a mollusc trawled off Cape Everard, Victoria, by Captain K. Moller, a keen collector who has given much valuable material to the museum, has disclosed some interesting facts concerningthe generic and specific name of a similar species from Backstairs Passage, St. Vincent Gulf, South Australia.

Basedow gives the new specific name contusiformis (PI. xxvi, figs. 6-9) and colour variety names testudinis, pulchra, and labyrinthine to a large naked mollusc dredged in South Australia, and places it in the genus Caledoniella Souverbie, a genus made for a small, snail-like, parasitic mollusc from New Caledonia, described. as fragile, with fine radiating striae, and covered with a fine yellow epidermis.

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