Skip to main content

Free Content The Chiton Species Described by C. B. Adams, 1845, from Jamaica

Download Article:
 Download
(PDF 2,630.9 kb)
 

Abstract:

The taxonomic status of several of the seven species of chitons from Jamaica described by C. B. Adams in 1845 had not been established with certainty. In an investigation of these species, the type material was re-examined and re-photographed, and comparisons were made between relevant Caribbean and Pacific specimens. The results reveal that all seven of Adams species of chitons had been previously described. Six of Adams' names fall into synonymy: Chiton costatus C. B. Adams [= Chiton viridis Spengler, 1797]; C. erythronotus C. B. Adams, C. papillosus C. B. Adams, and C. squamulosus C. B. Adams [= Ischnochiton striolatus (Gray, 1828)]; C. multicostatus C. B. Adams [= Ischnochiton pectinatus (Sowerby, 1840)]; C. purpurascens C. B. Adams [= Stenoplax limaciformis (Sowerby, 1832)]. Relegated to synonymy for over a century, Chiton squalidus C. B. Adams emerges now as the only valid Adams' chiton name, denoting the Caribbean species, Ceratozona squalida (C. B. Adams, 1845) [= Ceratozona rugosa (Sowerby, 1840), not Chiton rugosus Gray, 1826].

The results also indicate that Ischnochiton floridanus Pilsbry, 1892, is a junior synonym of Stenoplax limaciformis (Sowerby, 1832), a species common to both tropical eastern Pacific and Caribbean waters.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1978

More about this publication?
  • The Bulletin of Marine Science is dedicated to the dissemination of high quality research from the world's oceans. All aspects of marine science are treated by the Bulletin of Marine Science, including papers in marine biology, biological oceanography, fisheries, marine affairs, applied marine physics, marine geology and geophysics, marine and atmospheric chemistry, and meteorology and physical oceanography.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Terms & Conditions
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
umrsmas/bullmar/1978/00000028/00000001/art00004
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more