Endodonta (Charopa) prestoni Sykes, 1895

Brook, Fred J. & Ablett, Jonathan D., 2019, Type material of land snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda) described from New Zealand by taxonomists in Europe and North America between 1830 and 1934, and the history of research on the New Zealand land snail fauna from 1824 to 1917, Zootaxa 4697 (1), pp. 1-117 : 56-57

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Endodonta (Charopa) prestoni Sykes, 1895


Endodonta (Charopa) prestoni Sykes, 1895

Pl. 6, figs. E, F

Sykes, 1895 Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 1: 218.

Type material: Syntypes, NHMUK 20150022 View Materials (1) [Specimen label states 1915.1.4.130–132, but does not match register entry, so re-registered January 2015] , NMNZ M.22441 (2) (dry shell material).

Label details: ‘Otaki Gorge, N. Island, N.Z.’

Type locality: ‘ Otaki Gorge, about 47 miles north of Wellington, New Zealand’ ( Sykes 1895: 218) .

Previous illustrations of type material: Sykes (1895: 218, text fig.).

Remarks: The type material of Endodonta (Charopa) prestoni was collected by the British conchologist Hugh Preston, during a trip to New Zealand in the late 1800s. One specimen was sent to Ernest Sykes at the British Museum, and is mounted on a board with specimens of ‘ Charopa bianca’ (NHMUK 20150023) and ‘ Charopa corniculum’ (NHMUK 20150024).

Current Taxonomy: Listed as Climocella prestoni ( Sykes, 1895) by Goulstone (1995: 63) and Spencer et al. (2009).

Distribution: New Zealand; central and southern North Island, northern South Island ( Suter 1913b; Powell 1979; NMNZ collection records).


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