Bithinia moutonii Dupuy, 1849

Boeters, Hans D. & Falkner, Gerhard, 2017, The genus Mercuria Boeters, 1971 in France (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda: Hydrobiidae). West-European Hydrobiidae, Part 13, Zoosystema 39 (2), pp. 227-261: 251

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scientific name

Bithinia moutonii Dupuy, 1849
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Bithinia moutonii Dupuy, 1849  

( Fig. 11D, E View FIG )

Bithinia [sic] moutonii Dupuy, 1849   : [1].

TYPE LOCALITY. — Not mentioned in the original description, but “Galliae” according to title of Catalogus. From Dupuy (1851: 553) the following type locality can be reconstructed: “Habit. Les eaux tranquilles de la France méditerranéenne, les environs de Grasse, marais de la Népoule (Mouton), etc.”

TYPES. — Syntypes unknown. For topotypes compare Fig. 11D View FIG (“Cannes” corresponds to Siagne at Mandelieu-la-Napoule; MNHN- LOC) and Fig. 11E View FIG (Var, Grasse; MNHN-JOU)   .

REMARKS

It would be of interest to clarify whether the ecological indication “les eaux tranquilles” might differentiate Dupuy’s species from M. meridionalis   .

A sample in the Collection Dupuy (MHNT-DUP) ( Astre 1921: 262) from Draguignan is not regarded as syntypes, since it does not come from the reconstructed type locality.

Grasse was the domicile of the collector Mouton and the “marais de la Népoule” is surely identical with the historical Étang de la Napoule which is described by Desmarest (1811: 98) as “ancien lit” of the lower course of the river Siagne and as a pestilential swamp consisting of “une infinité de petites mares”. The spelling variant “Népoule” instead of “Napoule” is at least documented by the geologist Coquand (1836: 111). In this context it should finally be mentioned that the Collection Pascal (MNHN-PAS) comprises a sample of Mercuria   from Mandelieu[-la-Napoule] (MNHN-PAS/3 ex de Folin [5]).

A large sample has been collected before 1875 by A. Macé in the Siagne near its embouchure between Cannes and La Napoule   ; from this material a large lot of 149 specimens was donated to Mousson ( ZMH 524050 and 524051). As the shells with indication of locality “Cannes” in the collection Locard ( MNHN-LOC) show an identical mud coating it can be presumed that they stem from the same sampling   .

There do not exist any recent reports of Mercuria   from Grasse and its environs.

Pseudamnicola (Pseudamnicola) emilianus  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Littorinimorpha

Family

Bithyniidae

Genus

Bithinia

Loc

Bithinia moutonii Dupuy, 1849

Boeters, Hans D. & Falkner, Gerhard 2017
2017
Loc

Bithinia [sic] moutonii

Dupuy 1849
1849