Australian Museum Journal Description of Pugnus, a new genus of Ringiculidae, from Sydney Harbour

Shortform:
Hedley, 1896, Rec. Aust. Mus. 2(7): 105–106
Author(s):
Hedley, Charles
Year published:
1896
Title:
Description of Pugnus, a new genus of Ringiculidae, from Sydney Harbour
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
2
Issue:
7
Start page:
105
End page:
106
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.2.1896.1210
Language:
English
Plates:
plate xxiii
Date published:
31 January 1896
Cover date:
31 January 1896
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
11 September 2009
Reference number:
1210
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (78kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (420kb PDF)

Abstract

Among several microscopic shells taken by Mr. A. U. Henn on stones at low water in Little Manly Cove, near Sydney, one attracted our special attention. The finder gratified the writer by placing the novelty in his hands for study, and on learning the result thereof has generously presented to the Australian Museum the most perfect of the three specimens obtained, which constitutes the subject of the present communication.

The long narrow aperture was contrasted in turn with every involute shell figured in Pilsbry's Monograph or the Order without matching it. Then it occurred to me that those features of the thickened lip, etc., in which the new form departed from the plan of Cylichna, Tornatina, and so on, were all characteristic of Ringicula, whose very different outline had not at first invited attention.