Australian Museum Journal Classification of Australian buliniform planorbids (Mollusca: Pulmonata)

Shortform:
Walker, 1988, Rec. Aust. Mus. 40(2): 61–89
Author(s):
Walker, J. C.
Year published:
1988
Title:
Classification of Australian buliniform planorbids (Mollusca: Pulmonata)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
40
Issue:
2
Start page:
61
End page:
89
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.40.1988.151
Language:
English
Date published:
26 May 1988
Cover date:
26 May 1988
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
MOLLUSCA: PULMONATA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
22 January 2009
Available online:
27 February 2009
Reference number:
151
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Complete work:
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Abstract

The genera of Australian buliniform planorbids have been examined anatomically and their classification reviewed. The major conclusions reached are: 1. Isidorella is not congeneric with Bulinus and is an endemic Australian genus; 2. Iredale's genera Lenameria, Tasmadora and Mutalena are synonyms of Physastra Tapparone-Canefri which, in turn, is a synonym of Glyptophysa Crosse. Glyptamoda Iredale is also a synonym of Glyptophysa; 3. Oppletora Iredale, synonymised with Bulinus by Hubendick, is actually related to Glyptophysa and is placed in a separate subgenus; 4. Ancylastrum Bourguignat has been examined and the results confirm Hubendick's opinion that this limpet-like genus is related to Glyptophysa. Two species can be separated by simple anatomical characters; 5. The genus Bayardella Burch includes two species, B. johni and B. cosmeta, the latter once considered to be a species of Glyptophysa; 6. Amerianna Strand includes species with either a terminal or lateral pore on a simple pendant penis; 7. A new genus Leichhardtia is erected for the northern species Bullinus sisurnius Hedley 1918.

All these genera are placed in the planorbid subfamily Bulininae.