Australian Museum Journal A revision of the Recent Xenophoridae of the world and of the Australian fossil species (Mollusca, Gastropoda)

Shortform:
Ponder, 1983, Aust. Mus. Mem. 17: 1–126
Author(s):
Ponder, Winston F.
Year published:
1983
Title:
A revision of the Recent Xenophoridae of the world and of the Australian fossil species (Mollusca, Gastropoda)
Serial title:
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume:
17
Start page:
1
End page:
126
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1967.17.1983.393
Language:
English
Plates:
with appendix by W. F. Ponder and J. Cooper
Date published:
31 December 1983
Cover date:
31 December 1983
ISSN:
0067-1967
CODEN:
AUNMA5
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
MOLLUSCA: GASTROPODA
Digitized:
04 February 2009
Available online:
04 March 2009
Reference number:
393
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (83kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (19455kb PDF)

Abstract

The 25 Recent species and subspecies of the Xenophoridae are reviewed. Three sub genera are recognized within the only genus, Xenophora: Stellaria (with 5 species and 1 subspecies), Onustus (with 4 species), and Xenophora s.s. (with 13 species and 2 subspecies). A brief outline of the fossil history of the group and a general account of the anatomy and habits are given. A new species (X. granulosa sp. nov.) from the central Indo-Pacific and three new subspecies are described, one from the Hawaiian Islands (X. peroniana kondoi subsp. nov.), one from the Gulf of Aden (X. testigera profunda subsp. nov.), and one from the Kermadec Islands (X. neozelanica kermadecensis subsp. nov.). The fossil Xenophora known from Australia are reviewed and a new Upper Pliocene—Lower Pleistocene subspecies (X. flindersi ludbrookae subsp. nov.) and an unnamed Upper Cretaceous species are described.

The shell, and where known the radula, operculum and anatomy, are described for each species. The distribution and synonymy of each species is also given in detail. All of the species group names of fossil Xenophota are listed (Appendix, with J. Cooper).

Fossil species occurring outside Australia are not revised with the exception of a few which have relevance to the taxonomy of Recent species.

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