Plekocheilus (Eurytus) cardinalis (Pfeiffer, 1853)

Borrero, Francisco J. & Breure, Abraham S. H., 2011, The Amphibulimidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Orthalicoidea) from Colombia and adjacent areas, Zootaxa 3054, pp. 1-59: 44

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.278895

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Plekocheilus (Eurytus) cardinalis (Pfeiffer, 1853)
status

comb. nov.

Plekocheilus (Eurytus) cardinalis (Pfeiffer, 1853)  comb. nov.

( Figs 14View FIGURE 14 A, 15 E–F)

Bulimus cardinalis Pfeiffer 1853 a: 316  . Type locality: Ecuador, Quito. Lectotype ZMBAbout ZMB 112721 ( Köhler, 2007: 127, fig. 2). Plekocheilus cardinalis (Pfeiffer)  ; Richardson 1995: 302 (references); Breure & Borrero 2008: 5.

Material. Colombia. Nariño, Reserva La Planada, Chucunez, Ricaurte, 1770 m, G. Cantillo leg./ 1981: UVZ 81236View Materials; La Planada, Ricaurte, 1800 m: UVZ 82184View Materials –82188 (Cantillo leg./ 1982 [apparently preyed upon by birds]), ICNB 10564 (Linares leg./ 2005).?, Colombia: ANSPAbout ANSP 78579 (leg./ 1900), DMNHAbout DMNH 183698 (ex Stamford Univ.). Ecuador. Napo, Nachiyacu  , between Baeza and Archidona: DMNHAbout DMNH 141670; Topo: DMNHAbout DMNH 129043, DMNHAbout DMNH 151004; Pastaza, Mera, Oriente: DMNHAbout DMNH 76769, DMNHAbout DMNH 141648 partim; Mera, Marsh Colln, ex Jackson: UMMZAbout UMMZ 242804; Puyo: DMNHAbout DMNH 141685; Pichincha, Milpe: DMNHAbout DMNH 141659; Mindo: DMNHAbout DMNH 141665; Nanegal, Gualea, Cousin leg./ 1898: CM 106212View Materials.?, “ Ecuador:” UMMZAbout UMMZ 4541, UMMZAbout UMMZ 147704 (Tomlin leg.); “ New Granada:” RMNHAbout RMNH.

Remarks. This species has hitherto been classified within Plekocheilus  s. str. However, study of the lectotype reveals that the sculpture is not malleated (cf. Fig. 6 C and 6 GView FIGURE 6. A – H), but consists of strong, axial and oblique sections, that criss-cross; the intersection of longitudinal and spiral elements results in the appearance of plications, or squares that are somewhat lower than the rest of the shell. The specimens from Colombia are tentatively referred to this species; they have a much thicker lip and a rounder aperture than the lectotype, but are well within the ranges for both characters exhibited by the rest of the samples from Ecuador. The sculpture on the body whorl is also similar to the lectotype. La Planada is the first specific Colombian locality for this species, which has been collected from locations in north and central Ecuador. The elevation of La Planada is consistent with the altitudinal range of 600–2700 m that can be inferred from the Ecuadorian localities (although areas adjacent to Mindo reach higher elevations).

ZMB

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Zoological Collections)

ANSP

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

DMNH

Delaware Museum of Natural History

UMMZ

University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Stylommatophora

Family

Orthalicidae

Genus

Plekocheilus

Loc

Plekocheilus (Eurytus) cardinalis (Pfeiffer, 1853)

Borrero, Francisco J. & Breure, Abraham S. H. 2011

2011
Loc

Bulimus cardinalis

Breure 2008: 5
Richardson 1995: 302Pfeiffer 1853: 316

1995