Helicter brevicula, Pease, 1869

Cowie, Robert H., Héros, Virginie, Yeung, Norine W. & Hayes, Kenneth A., 2016, Annotated catalogue of types of Hawaiian land and freshwater snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, with lectotype designations, Zoosystema 38 (2), pp. 245-266 : 254

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5252/z2016n2a4

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scientific name

Helicter brevicula
status

 

brevicula Pease, 1869 , Helicter

( Fig. 3C View FIG )

Helicter (Leptachatina) brevicula Pease, 1869: 169 .

CURRENT TAXONOMIC STATUS. — Leptachatininae, Leptachatina (Leptachatina) . Valid species.

TYPE MATERIAL. — Lectotype (Fischer-Piette 1950: 72) MNHN IM-2000-30819; paralectotype MNHN IM-2000-30820 (1 spm).

TYPE LOCALITY. — “Ins. Kauai”.

REMARKS

The original description was explicitly based on specimens in the collections of both Pease and Crosse, and noted that the shells had a variable number of whorls (“cinq à six”). Cooke (in Hyatt & Pilsbry 1910 [in 1910-1911]: 24, pl. 8, fig. 54) illustrated a “Cotype” (ANSP 57802). Fischer-Piette (1950: 72) listed an “Exemplaire-type” and a “ paratype ” (now MNHN IM-2000-30819 and MNHN IM-2000-30820, respectively) as well as the “ paratype ” of Cooke, which is here treated as designation of a lectotype and paralectotypes (see introductory text regarding lectotypes). The two MNHN specimens are 7.7 mm (lectotype) and 7.1 mm (paralectotype) in height, almost the exact measurements of the “Exemplaire-type” and “ paratype ”, respectively, of Fischer-Piette. A label of the collection of the Journal de Conchyliologie, associated with these specimens and written at the time of Fischer-Piette, says “type + paratype ”. Johnson (1994: 8) referenced Fischer-Piette’s statement but credited him with having listed the “Measured holotype and paratype ”, and noted Cooke’s “ paratype ” as well as additional “ paratypes ” ( MCZ 45195 View Materials ).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Stylommatophora

Family

Achatinellidae

Genus

Helicter

Loc

Helicter brevicula

Cowie, Robert H., Héros, Virginie, Yeung, Norine W. & Hayes, Kenneth A. 2016
2016
Loc

Helicter (Leptachatina) brevicula

PEASE W. H. 1869: 169
1869