Fissurella graeca var. caprensis Bellini, 1929a: 58

Fasulo, Giuseppe, Duraccio, Sergio, Federico, Antonio & Crocetta, Fabio, 2019, The (almost) unknown Italian naturalist Raffaello Bellini (1874 - 1930): biography malacological publications, and status of his recent molluscan taxa, Zootaxa 4668 (3), pp. 343-369: 350

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4668.3.3

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scientific name

Fissurella graeca var. caprensis Bellini, 1929a: 58
status

 

Fissurella graeca var. caprensis Bellini, 1929a: 58 

Type locality: Capri Island (Napoli, Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)  .

Original description: “con apice più elevato e reticolatura meno marcata” [with a more prominent apex and a less marked reticulate sculpture—with respect to Diodora graeca ( Linnaeus, 1758)  , reported as Fissurella graeca  L.].

Remarks: having been instituted as a geographic race, we rank it subspecific, and thus available ( ICZN 2012: Art. 10, glossary). Considered a junior synonym of Diodora graeca ( Linnaeus, 1758)  by Fasulo (2012), although no figures were ever published by Bellini (1929a). The original description may easily fit several Mediterranean fissurellid limpets, all occurring in Capri Island and not even congeneric—e.g. Fissurella nubecula ( Linnaeus, 1758)  , D. graeca  , Diodora italica (Defrance, 1820)  . Thus, it is considered a nomen dubium ( ICZN 2012: glossary).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Family

Fissurellidae

Genus

Fissurella

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Fissurella graeca var. caprensis Bellini, 1929a: 58

Fasulo, Giuseppe, Duraccio, Sergio, Federico, Antonio & Crocetta, Fabio 2019

2019
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Fissurella graeca var. caprensis

Bellini, R. 1929: 58