Helix luteola, 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 : 257

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/187087F9-7F07-FFC1-FED6-F89AFC97FC3A

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Helix luteola
status

 

luteola Férussac, 1825 , Helix

( Fig. 4B View FIG )

Helix luteola Férussac in Quoy & Gaimard, 1825: 480. Achatina luteola – Deshayes 1851: 195, pl. 155, fig. 12.

CURRENT TAXONOMIC STATUS. — Amastrinae, Amastra . Valid species.

TYPE MATERIAL. — Holotype (monotypy) MNHN IM-2000-30829.

TYPE LOCALITY. — “probable qu’elle vient des îles Mariannes ” (probably came from the Mariana Islands; error, correctly the Hawaiian Islands ) .

REMARKS

Férussac in Quoy & Gaimard (1825: 480) stated “Elle a été trouvée par M. Gaudichaud. II est probable qu’elle vient des îles Mariannes. Nous n’avons vu qu’un exemplaire”. The holotype was thus fixed by monotypy ( ICZN 1999, art. 73.1.2). The labels of MNHN IM-2000-30829, one of which is a black-bordered label typical of the Férussac collection, indicate that the single specimen was received from “Gaudicho”, confirming that it was obtained by the Freycinet expedition, as Gaudichaud served as botanist on the voyage. This Férussac label also gives the Iles Mariannes as the locality. However, as an amastrid, a family endemic to the Hawaiian Islands, it could not have come from the Mariana Islands, and was no doubt obtained during the expedition’s time in the Hawaiian Islands in 1819 (Freycinet 1839: 518). The specimen closely matches that treated and illustrated by Deshayes (1851: 195, pl. 155, fig. 12). It is therefore considered here to be the holotype.

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Stylommatophora

Family

Helicidae

Genus

Helix

Loc

Helix luteola

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

Helix luteola Férussac

DESHAYES G. - P. 1851: 195
1851