Limnaea truncatula var. neapolitana Bellini, 1904d: 38, Bellini, 1904

Fasulo, Giuseppe, Duraccio, Sergio, Federico, Antonio & Crocetta, Fabio, 2019, The (almost) unknown Italian naturalist Raffaello Bellini (1874 - 1930): biography malacological publications, and status of his recent molluscan taxa, Zootaxa 4668 (3), pp. 343-369: 363

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4668.3.3

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scientific name

Limnaea truncatula var. neapolitana Bellini, 1904d: 38
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Limnaea truncatula var. neapolitana Bellini, 1904d: 38  

Type locality: Sebeto river (Naples, Italy)   .

Original description: “shell smaller and less lofty; ovoid aperture; yellowish color”—with respect to Galba truncatula (Müller, 1774)   , reported as Limnaea truncatula Müller.  

Remarks: having been instituted as a geographic race, we rank it subspecific, and thus available ( ICZN 2012: Art. 10, glossary). Hubendick (1951) and Alzona (1971) listed “ neapolitana Bellini, 1904 ” as a synonym of Galba truncatula (Müller, 1774)   , and the same holds for Fasulo (2013), who considered Limnaea truncatula var. neapolitana Bellini, 1904   as a synonym of G. truncatula   . This taxon was never figured by Bellini (1904d, 1908a, 1915); however, taking into account the absence of congeneric and/or similar species from the Naples area ( Welter-Schultes 2012), as well as the fact that it is generally a very common species, we are prone to accept that it was truly described as based on G. truncatula   . This taxon was not found during samplings held in the area in the 1980’s ( Battaglini & Valentino 1981 –1982), and therefore it presumably did not survive the anthropogenic changes to which the Sebeto River has been subjected in the last century.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Bivalvia

Order

Unionida

Family

Unionidae

Genus

Limnaea

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Limnaea truncatula var. neapolitana Bellini, 1904d: 38

Fasulo, Giuseppe, Duraccio, Sergio, Federico, Antonio & Crocetta, Fabio 2019
2019
Loc

Limnaea truncatula var. neapolitana

Bellini, R. 1904: 38
1904