Morphological redescription and neotype designation of Sulcospira paludiformis (Yen, 1939) from Hainan, China

L.-N. Dua,b, X.-Y. Chenc and J.-X. Yangd

a  Kunming Natural History Museum of Zoology, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, 650223, China;

b  Kunming College of Life Science, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204, China;

c  Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS-SEABRI), Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw 05282, Myanmar;

d  State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, China

PubYear : 2017

Volume :  37(1)


Page number : 66-71

Abstract: Semisulcospira paludiformis, collected from Hainan Island, China, was described by Yen in 1939. While the type specimens of S. paludiformis were destroyed in World War II, the systematic classification of this species has remained dubious because of the lack of further study. In 2015 we collected fresh specimens from near the type locality, based on which we have described the morphology and have designated a neotype. The anatomy shows that the species belongs to the genus Sulcospira Troschel, 1858 (family Pachychilidae).

Keyword: Cerithioidea; freshwater; Gastropoda; Semisulcospira paludiformis; taxonomy