Endodonta nerissa Hutton, 1883

Brook, Fred J., Kennedy, Martyn, King, Tania M., Ridden, Johnathon, Shaw, Matthew D. & Spencer, Hamish G., 2020, Catalogue of New Zealand land, freshwater and estuarine molluscan taxa named by Frederick Wollaston Hutton between 1879 and 1904, Zootaxa 4865 (1), pp. 1-73 : 43

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Endodonta nerissa Hutton, 1883


Endodonta nerissa Hutton, 1883

Pl. 5, fig. F

Hutton , 1883. The New Zealand Journal of Science, 1: 476.

Type material. Lectotype, CMNZ M1400 View Materials (dry shell) . Lectotype fixed by inference of holotype ( ICZN Art. 74.6) by Climo et al. (2020: 70) .

Label details. CMNZ M1400—‘103. Endodonta nerissa Hutton , Auckland’, pillbox label in Hutton’s handwriting.

Type locality. ‘ Auckland (T. F. Cheeseman)’ ( Hutton 1883g: 476, 1884b: 176), ‘Remuera, near Auckland (Cheeseman)’ ( Hutton 1884c: 196).

Previous illustrations of type material. Climo et al. (2020: fig. 2B—lectotype).

Remarks. Original description based on one or more specimens from Remuera, Auckland. Hutton submitted a description of Endodonta nerissa to the Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute issue for 1883, but publication was delayed until May 1884 ( Hutton 1884b: 176), and was pre-empted by a brief description in an account of a meeting of the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury ( Hutton 1883g: 476). As noted in the preceding species entry, from Suter (1892d: 283–285) onwards, nerissa has generally been treated as a subjective junior synonym of Endodonta marina Hutton, 1883 , which he described from the same type locality, but it was reinstated as a valid species by Climo et al. (2020).

Current taxonomy. Laoma nerissa (Hutton, 1883) — Climo et al. (2020).

Distribution. New Zealand; North Island, from Auckland south, northern South Island, in Nelson and Marlborough Sounds ( Climo et al. 2020; AIM and NMNZ distribution records).


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