Amblychilepas platyactis McLean & Kilburn, 1986,

Muratov, Igor V. & Heyns-Veale, Elodie, 2020, Primary types in the collection of molluscs in the KwaZulu-Natal Museum: Patellogastropoda and Lepetellida, African Invertebrates 61 (2), pp. 49-81: 49

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/afrinvertebr.61.51989

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A507F6C1-EA79-46C0-940F-B0A62BD86A4D

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/88B33A93-8CAB-5A70-82E2-7784343B0EA8

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scientific name

Amblychilepas platyactis McLean & Kilburn, 1986
status

 

Amblychilepas platyactis McLean & Kilburn, 1986 

platyactis  McLean & Kilburn, 1986: 9-11, figs 3 (paratype), 24 (holotype), 25 (paratype NMSA 6769/T3009) [ Amblychilepas  , Port Alfred, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, collected by R. Kilburn,1966: 17.2 ×10.3× 3.9 mm].

Material examined.

Holotype. South Africa • soft parts in ethanol; Eastern Cape, Port Alfred; collected by R. Kilburn, 1966, donated in Sep. 1969; T2744; NMSA-MOL 0B6397; Fig. 16View Figure 16 (16.8 ×10.13× 4 mm).

Paratypes. South Africa • soft parts in ethanol; Western Cape: Cape Peninsula, Kommetjie, C.M. Connolly leg.; T3008; NMSA-MOL 0B9916.

South Africa • 1 of 3, soft parts in ethanol; Eastern Cape, E. of East London, Kwelera; C.M. Connolly leg.; T3058; NMSA-MOL 0B9929; SEM of radula (largest); alc. vial also contains radula pieces; figured (fig. 3) in the original description.

South Africa • 6; Western Cape, False Bay, Simonstown, C.M. Connolly leg.; T3009; NMSA-MOL 006769; figured (fig. 25) in the original description.

Current status.

Amblychilepas platyactis  McLean & Kilburn, 1986; original combination.

Remarks.

It could be difficult to recognise anterior and posterior ends in a side view of a shell of this species. The original description states that shell is "slightly narrowed anteriorly" ( McLean and Kilburn 1986: 9) that makes it flatter (not higher) posteriorly. Only one of three of paratypes T3058/ NMSA-MOL 0B9929 is in NMSA.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Archaeogastropoda

Family

Fissurellidae

Genus

Amblychilepas

Loc

Amblychilepas platyactis McLean & Kilburn, 1986

Muratov, Igor V. & Heyns-Veale, Elodie 2020
2020
Loc

platyactis

McLean & Kilburn 1986
1986
Loc

Amblychilepas

Pilsbry 1890
1890