Neptunea 13(4)

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NP13-4-cover-bis_1Natica bouvieri Jousseaume, 1883 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Naticidae) a forgotten species compared with Natica canariensis Odhner,1931, pp. 1-16, pls I-X, by Frank Nolf.

After nearly a hundred years of confusion, this paper intends to remove all remaining doubts about the attribution of the names Natica bouvieri Jousseaume, 1883 and Natica canariensis Odhner, 1932. Both refer to clearly distinct species and specimens can easily be separated from each other by the differences in the funicular callus and the operculum.

Keywords: NATICIDAE, Natica bouvieri, Natica canariensis.

The genus Tomellana (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Clavatulidae) in West Africa: a comprehensive survey and establishment of Fusiturris kribiensis Bozzetti, 2015 as a junior synonym, pp. 17-37, pls I-XIII, by Frank Nolf.

The genus Tomellana Wenz, 1943 is certainly in need of a detailed revision since very limited information is available in recent literature. As a consequence of this lack of knowledge a species of Tomellana has recently been described as Fusiturris kribiensis Bozzetti, 2015. It is beyond doubt that the short description and the figures represent Tomellana hupferi var. fusca (Strebel, 1912). As a consequence the name F. kribiensis has to be considered a junior synonym of Tomellana hupferi (Strebel, 1912). On the other hand Tomella pfefferi Strebel, 1912 is tentatively regarded as ‘Fusiturrispfefferi (Strebel, 1912). In the present paper the history of the genus Tomellana is presented, the four species are commented upon and with additional figures are added.

Keywords:Tomellana, Fusiturris kribiensis, CLAVATULIDAE, Gastropoda, Mollusca, W Africa.