Helix vulpina, Ferussac, 1825

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 : 253

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5252/z2016n2a4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1B3D1C48-C90C-4C96-8BC5-14DEC4F01308

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/187087F9-7F03-FFC5-FEDB-FA79FC04F978

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Helix vulpina
status

 

vulpina Férussac, 1825 , Helix

( Fig. 2D View FIG )

Helix vulpina Férussac in Quoy & Gaimard, 1825: 477, pl. 68, figs 13, 14.

Helix (Cochlogena) vulpina Férussac, 1821a: 60 ; 1821b: 56 [nomen nudum].

CURRENT TAXONOMIC STATUS. — Achatinellinae, Achatinella ( Achatinellastrum Pfeiffer, 1854 ). Valid species.

TYPE MATERIAL. — Syntype MNHN IM-2000-30816 (1 spm).

TYPE LOCALITY. — “les îles Sandwich” (Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, as the genus is endemic to Oahu).

REMARKS

MNHN IM-2000-30816, though similar, does not match either of the shells illustrated by Quoy & Gaimard (1825: pl. 68, figs 13, 14), being paler and more uniform in colour and differing subtly in shape. Labels associated with the specimen, including a black-bordered one typical of the Férussac collection, nonetheless indicate that it was part of the Férussac collection and it is therefore here considered a syntype. The species was treated and illustrated by Deshayes (1851: 193, pl. 155, figs 1, 2) and the shell is a close match in size and shape for that in his fig. 2, but is considerably smaller than that in his fig. 1.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Stylommatophora

Family

Helicidae

Genus

Helix

Loc

Helix vulpina

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

Helix (Cochlogena) vulpina Férussac, 1821a: 60

FERUSSAC A. E. J. P. J. F. 1821: 60
FERUSSAC A. E. J. P. J. F. 1821: 56
1821