Notes on type material of Mactra sulcataria Deshayes in Reeve, 1854 (Bivalvia: Mactridae) and taxonomic history of the species

December 30, 2017 | Author: Konstantin Lutaenko | Category: Systematics (Taxonomy), Malacology (Biology)
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A photograph of the probable syntype of Mactra sulcataria Deshayes in Reeve, 1854 fromthe collection of the Natural History Museum, London is published, and taxonomic and nomenclaturalhistory of Mactra chinensis Philippi, 1846 is discussed; junior subjective synonyms of the latter species areM. sulcataria and Mactra carneopicta Pilsbry, 1904. Type material of M. chinensis is unknown and identityof this common and commercially important food species is based on unillustrated description and typelocality. Shell morphology of the probable syntype of M. sulcataria and the holotype of M. carneopictafully corresponds current species concept of M. chinensis although intra-species morphs or subspecies canbe recognized.
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