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Free Content Biological Results of the University of Miami Deep-Sea Expeditions. 79.

New and Unusual Mollusks Collected by R/V John Elliott Pillsbury and R/V Gerda in the Tropical Western Atlantic

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Fifty-nine species of new or rare marine mollusks from the Caribbean area, 55 gastropods and four pelecypods, are reported and illustrated. Among these, the following new taxa are described: Calliostoma olssoni, n. sp., Thelyssa callisto, n. gen., n. sp., Lischkeia deichmannae, n. sp. (Trochidae); Sconsia nephele, n. sp. (Cassididae); Typhis (Siphonochelus) tityrus, n. sp. (Muricidae); Columbarium (Peristarium) electra, n. subgen., n. sp., C. (P.) merope, n. sp., C. (P.) aurora, n. sp. (Columbariidae); Coralliophila fax, n. sp., C. sentix, n. sp. (Coralliophilidae); Teramachia chaunax, n. sp. (Turbinellidae); Lyria (Cordilyria) cordis n. subgen., n. sp., Scaphella (Clenchina) evelina, n. sp., Volutomitra persephone, n. sp., V. erebus, n. sp. (Volutidae); Dimya tigrina, n. sp., Basiliomya goreaui, n. gen., n. sp. (Dimyidae). The first record of living specimens of Bathygalea coronadoi (Crosse) is reported. Mesorhytis meekiana Dall, originally assigned to the family Fasciolariidae, is transferred to the genus Teramachia and placed in the family Turbinellidae. Shells are illustrated by photographs; radulae and opercula of some of the species are illustrated by drawings; and the gross anatomy of the mantle cavity is illustrated for Oocorys sulcata Fischer, Vasum capitellum (Linné), and Lyria cordis, n. sp.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1971-03-01

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