Revision of the species group Napaeus variatus (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Buliminidae) from the Canary Islands, with description of five new species*

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1995
Authors:ALONSO, MARÍAR, HENRÍQUEZ, FÁTIMA, IBÁÑEZ, MIGUEL
Journal:Zoologica Scripta
Volume:24
Issue:4
Date Published:1995
ISBN Number:1463-6409
Keywords:Fringillidae, Serinus, Serinus canaria
Abstract:The Napaeus variatus (Webb & Berthelot, 1833) species group from the Canary Islands is reviewed from literature information, types, other museum specimens, and newly collected material. Anatomy data is newly provided for six species. Five new species are described: N. elegans and N. esbeltus from Tenerife, N. orientalis and N. beguirae from La Gomera, and N. exilis from Gran Canaria. Eight species lack a diverticulum and are referred to the subgenus Napaeus (Napaeus) Albers, 1850, whereas five species are provided with a diverticulum and arc referred to Napaeus (Napaeinus) Hesse, 1933. Four species cannot be assigned to a subgenus due to a lack of information. Keys of species from the different islands are provided.
URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.1995.tb00477.x
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