Australian Museum Journal A revision of the Indo-West Pacific fossil and Recent species of Murex s.s. and Haustellum (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Muricidae)

Shortform:
Ponder and Vokes, 1988, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 8: 1–160
Author(s):
Ponder, Winston F.; Vokes, E. H.
Year published:
1988
Title:
A revision of the Indo-West Pacific fossil and Recent species of Murex s.s. and Haustellum (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Muricidae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume:
8
Start page:
1
End page:
160
DOI:
10.3853/j.0812-7387.8.1988.96
Language:
English
Date published:
29 April 1988
Cover date:
29 April 1988
ISBN:
ISBN 0-7305-4538-5
ISSN:
0812-7387
CODEN:
RAMSEZ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
MOLLUSCA: GASTROPODA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
13 June 2008
Available online:
06 October 2009
Reference number:
96
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (111kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (29037kb PDF)

Abstract

The Indo-West Pacific species of Murex and Haustellum are revised and several species heretofore included in Murex s.s. are transferred to Haustellum, which is recognised as a separate genus. In all, 55 species-group taxa are recognised. Of these, 26 species (including six new) or subspecies (including three new) of Murex, and 17 species (including one new) or subspecies of Haustellum,occur in the Recent fauna. Four taxa of fossil Murex and six of Haustellum are also recognised. A subgenus of Murex isdescribed to include one Recent and two fossil species, one from the European Tertiary. All Recent species are redescribed in detail and their distribution given. Ten new species-group taxa are named: Murex falsitribulus, M. kerslakae, M. spectabilis, M. queenslandicus, M. spicatus, M. altispira and Haustellum dolichourus n.spp.; and M. tenuirostrum africanus, M. pecten soelae and M. brevispina ornamentalis n.subspp. The subgenus Promurex is proposed for Murex antelmei.

The known (albeit limited) biological information about these two genera is summarised and comparisons are made with related genera, based upon shell, radular and anatomical data.

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