Plekocheilus (Eurytus) piperitus (Sowerby I, 1837)

Borrero, Francisco J. & Breure, Abraham S. H., 2011, The Amphibulimidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Orthalicoidea) from Colombia and adjacent areas, Zootaxa 3054, pp. 1-59: 48

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.278895

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scientific name

Plekocheilus (Eurytus) piperitus (Sowerby I, 1837)
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Plekocheilus (Eurytus) piperitus (Sowerby I, 1837) 

( Figs 17View FIGURE 17 G–J)

Bulimus piperitus Sowerby I 1837  (1832–1841): fig. 93. Type locality: [ Peru, Dept. San Martín] Huallaga. Type material: not located. Richardson 1995: 318 (references).

Material. Ecuador, Tungurahua, Rio Pastaza watershed, ex E. Doremus: DMNHAbout DMNH 56470; “ Ecuador:” USNMAbout USNM 316099 (ex Henderson Colln, ex Evezard Colln, as P. piperitus roseolabrum  ), USNMAbout USNM 532641 (ex Fulton, as Eurytus piperitus roseolabrum  ). Brazil, Amazonas, Igarapé Anibá [<100 m], Rio Amazonas, Olalla leg./ 1936: CMCAbout CMC C 11210View Materials;?, Tapajos River ( Simone 2006). Peru, San Martín, Huallaga; “ Peru:” CMCAbout CMC C 11743View Materials.

Remarks. This species is known from northern Peru and northwestern Brazil ( Ramírez et al. 2003; Simone 2006), and was not mentioned under this name by Breure and Borrero (2008) for the Ecuadorian malacofauna. It may be restricted to lowlands (Huallaga is ~ 310m; “Rio Pastaza watershed” may refer to anywhere in a wide range of elevations). The date of Sowerby’s publication of P. piperitus  was erroneously given as 1833 by Breure (1979). Recently, Petit (2009) has given a valuable overview on the main publications of the Sowerby family; from his paper the correct date (1837) can be extracted (see also Shaw 1909). Lots USNMAbout USNM 316099 and 532641 associate this species with Plekocheilus (E.) roseolabrum ( E.A. Smith 1877)  , which is considered here as a distinct species from Ecuador.

DMNH

Delaware Museum of Natural History

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

CMC

Coleccion Mastozoologica del Centro de Investigacion en Biodiversidad y Conservacion,Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Stylommatophora

Family

Orthalicidae

Genus

Plekocheilus

Loc

Plekocheilus (Eurytus) piperitus (Sowerby I, 1837)

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

2011
Loc

Bulimus piperitus Sowerby I 1837

Richardson 1995: 318

1995