Costulodonta burnupi ( Connolly, 1933 ) Herbert, 2020

Herbert, David G., 2020, Revision of the aperturally dentate Charopidae (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora) of southern Africa - genus Afrodonta s. lat., with description of five new genera, twelve new species and one new subspecies, European Journal of Taxonomy 629, pp. 1-55 : 31-32

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.629

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:ECEBD539-6E3E-45BE-A0CB-264DF3270CC0

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3804709

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C78785-4612-FFDD-41BC-45D7328BFA29

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Valdenar

scientific name

Costulodonta burnupi ( Connolly, 1933 )
status

gen. et comb. nov.

Costulodonta burnupi ( Connolly, 1933) gen. et comb. nov.

Figs 10 View Fig I–K, 11, 18M–N

Afrodonta burnupi Connolly, 1933: 148 , text-fig. 1(7), pl. 7, figs 9–11.

Afrodonta burnupi – Connolly 1939: 252, text-fig. 19(7). — Solem 1970: 352, fig. 1e. — Herbert & Kilburn 2004: 249, text-fig.

Diagnosis

Shell very small, spire slightly raised; protoconch with close-set axial riblets (diameter ±415 μm); teleoconch sculpture of compound axial riblets with 1–3 intermediary axial threads; spiral sculpture of indistinct microscopic threads, often scarcely evident; parietal region with two in-running lamellae (the upper one weaker and more deep-set); baso-columellar region with a deep-set, rounded, in-running ridge (sometimes missing, fide Connolly); palatal region lacking dentition; umbilicus of moderate width. Shell pale corneous brown; diameter up to 1.5 mm.

Material examined

Holotype

SOUTH AFRICA • KwaZulu-Natal, Weenen, Mkolombe Mtn [uMkholombe]; 28.90° S, 30.14° E; Mar. 1926; H.P. Thomasset leg.; NHMUK 1931.6.4.4. GoogleMaps

Paratypes

SOUTH AFRICA – KwaZulu-Natal • 2 specimens; Weenen, Tugela Estate; H.P. Thomasset leg.; Mar. 1926; NHMUK 1937.12.30.2728 to 2729 . These specimens are not conspecific with the holotype and are also paratypes of Afrodonta connollyi Solem, 1970 .

Other material

SOUTH AFRICA – KwaZulu-Natal • 3specimens; Weenen, Mkolombe Mtn; Mar. 1926; H.P. Thomasset and G.J. Goodwin leg.; H.C. Burnup collection; NMSA A9187 View Materials .

Distribution and conservation

A narrow-range endemic ( Fig. 11 View Fig ), known only from the environs of Weenen, KwaZulu-Natal; no accurate altitude or habitat data available. Wooded habitats in Weenen Nature Reserve need to be surveyed in the hope of finding extant colonies of this species in a formally protected area.

Remarks

May be confused with Afrodonta connollyi , which sometimes has a baso-columellar ridge, but in that species the parietal lamellae are stronger, the protoconch is smooth, the teleoconch silky, the umbilicus narrower, and both parietal lamellae extend to or slightly beyond the aperture edge.

The original samples from uMkholombe Mtn collected by H.P. Thomasset remain the only ones known. The specimens from Tugela Estates (28.74° S, 30.17° E) mentioned by Connolly (1933) were subsequently described as Afrodonta connollyi by Solem (1970).

NMSA

South Africa, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Museum

NMSA

KwaZulu-Natal Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Stylommatophora

Family

Charopidae

Genus

Costulodonta

Loc

Costulodonta burnupi ( Connolly, 1933 )

Herbert, David G. 2020
2020
Loc

Afrodonta burnupi

Herbert D. & Kilburn D. 2004: 249
Solem A. 1970: 352
Connolly M. 1939: 252
1939
Loc

Afrodonta burnupi

Connolly M. 1933: 148
1933