Amastra similaris, Pease, 1870

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

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

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scientific name

Amastra similaris
status

 

similaris Pease, 1870 , Helicteres rugulosa var.

[ Helicteres ] (Amastra) rugulosa var. similaris Pease, 1870: 96 .

CURRENT TAXONOMIC STATUS. — Amastrinae, Amastra (Cyclamastra Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1905). Valid species.

TYPE MATERIAL. — Paralectotypes MNHN IM-2000-30833 (2 spms, 1 of which in fragments).

TYPE LOCALITY. — “[Waimea] Kauai” [sic].

REMARKS

Considered by Pease as a variety of a species of “ Hélictères ” (i.e. genus Helicteres , though the formal genus name was not used and it is therefore placed in square brackets above) in the subgenus Amastra (see introductory text regarding species of Pease). The original description was not explicitly based on only a single specimen but neither does it imply the existence of syntypes. The species was not listed by Fischer-Piette (1950: 149, 150). A lectotype ( MCZ 45253 View Materials ) was validly designated and illustrated by Johnson (1994: 24, pl. 2, fig. 11), who also listed paralectotypes ( MCZ 58936 View Materials , MCZ 298498), and restricted the type locality as above. A label associated with the MNHN specimens indicates that they were received from Pease in 1869, and they are here treated as paralectotypes.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Stylommatophora

Family

Amastridae

Genus

Amastra

Loc

Amastra similaris

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

Helicteres

PEASE W. H. 1870: 96
1870