Ersilia mediterranea, , Pyramidella,

Appolloni, Massimo, Smriglio, Carlo, Amati, Bruno, Lugliè, Lorenzo, Nofroni, Italo, Tringali, Lionello P., Mariottini, Paolo & Oliverio, Marco, 2018, Catalogue of the primary types of marine molluscan taxa described by Tommaso Allery Di Maria, Marquis of Monterosato, deposited in the Museo Civico di Zoologia, Roma, Zootaxa 4477 (1), pp. 1-138: 69

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Ersilia mediterranea


mediterranea, Pyramidella  [ Tiberia mediterranea (Monterosato, 1880)  ] ( Figures 27I, JView FIGURE 27)

1878c: 91 [XIX: 405]—nomen nudum

1880b: 224 [XXVI: 522]—available name

Type material. MCZR –M –23653 —2 sh “ Pyramidella mediterranea Monts  ”.

Type locality. Described from coasts of Africa.

Remarks. Accepted by Giannuzi –Savelli et al. (2014) and recorded by MolluscaBase (2018) as Tiberia minuscula (Monterosato, 1880)  . However, T. mediterranea  differs from T. minuscula  in its smaller apex, and the larger size (almost twice with the same number of whorls). Therefore, we keep the two species as distinct [new status].