Helicter simplex, 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 : 258

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https://doi.org/ 10.5252/z2016n2a4

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scientific name

Helicter simplex
status

 

simplex Pease, 1869 , Helicter

( Fig. 4E View FIG )

Helicter (Leptachatina) simplex Pease, 1869: 170 .

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

TYPE MATERIAL. — Lectotype (Fischer-Piette 1950: 73) MNHN IM-2000-30834; paralectotype MNHN IM-2000-30835 (1 spm).

TYPE LOCALITY. — “Ins. Hawaii ”.

REMARKS

The original description was explicitly based on specimens in the collections of both Pease and Crosse, and noted multiple “individus” and “suture quelquefois [sometimes] étroitement bordée”. Cooke (in Hyatt & Pilsbry 1910 [in 1910-1911]: 38, pl. 1, figs. 8, 9) noted two specimens presented by Pease to ANSP and illustrated one of them (ANSP 57821) but did not mention the type status of either. Fischer-Piette (1950: 73) noted an “Exemplaire-type” and a “ paratype ” (said to measure 7.5 and 7.0 mm, respectively, both values slightly greater than the actual sizes of 7.3 and 6.6 mm), thereby designating a lectotype (see introductory text regarding lectotypes), though without illustrating it. The two specimens are now MNHN IM-2000-30834 and MNHN IM-2000-30835, respectively. Johnson (1994: 24) referenced Fischer-Piette’s statement but credited him with having listed the “ Holotype ”; he also listed the above ANSP specimen as a “ paratype ”, and mentioned additional paratypes ( MCZ 45176 View Materials ).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Stylommatophora

Family

Achatinellidae

Genus

Helicter

Loc

Helicter simplex

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

Helicter (Leptachatina) simplex

PEASE W. H. 1869: 170
1869