chinensis (Pfeiffer, 1855)

Sutcharit, Chirasak, Ablett, Jonathan D. & Panha, Somsak, 2019, An annotated type catalogue of seven genera of operculate land snails (Caenogastropoda, Cyclophoridae) in the Natural History Museum, London, ZooKeys 842, pp. 1-65: 1

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chinensis (Pfeiffer, 1855)


24. chinensis (Pfeiffer, 1855)   Fig. 4A, B

Cyclostoma (Cyclotus) chinense   Pfeiffer, 1855a [1854]: 299.

Leptopoma chinense   - Reeve 1862: volume 13, Leptopoma   , pl. 7, species 43.

Cyclotus chinensis   - Kobelt 1902: 205.

Current generic position.

Cyclotus   Swainson, 1840

Type locality.

Hong Kong, China.

Type material.

Syntype NHMUK 198040 (3 shells; Fig. 4A, B).


The original description did not include an illustration, and one set of shell measurements was given. Later, Reeve (1862) re-published the description and figured a shell from the Cuming collection. There is one lot from the Cuming collection containing three specimens collected by Mr. Fortune with an original label in Pfeiffer’s handwriting stating the species name and collection locality. The specimen that most closely matches the measurements given in the original description and the illustration in Reeve (1862) is figured herein (Fig. 4A).