5 articles and 3 new species in Schriften zur Malakozoologie

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This picture shows the cover of the new ‘Schriften’ issue and three of its plates, figuring the newly described scaphopod species. Picture: © 2016 Vollrath Wiese

The latest issue of Schriften zur Malakozoologie aus dem Haus der Natur – Cismar includes five articles, three of which deal with new species. This makes issue 29 [May 2016] almost a Scaphopoda-special (only 2 other articles are included).

 

These five articles are the result of the “3rd European workshop on scaphopod molluscs“. The issue was published just in time for the 4th workshop which was held in Haus der Natur – Cismar, Germany, at the time of writing.

Please find both titles and abstracts below. Should you be interested in acquiring this issue (€ 12,50 excl. shipping costs) or elder issues of Schriften zur Malakozoologie, please note they can be ordered by a simple mail to info@hausdernatur.de.


SAHLMANN, B. & V. WIESE (2016): The true Fissidentalium (Compressidentalium) hungerfordi (Pilsbry & Sharp 1897) (Mollusca: Scaphopoda). Schriften zur Malakozoologie aus dem Haus der Natur – Cismar, 29: 7-18, plates 1-8.

ABSTRACT: A number of specimens related to Fissidentalium (Compressidentalium) hungerfordi (PILSBRY & SHARP 1897) are analysed and the shells compared with the original diagnoses and pictures of the types located in The Natural History Museum London. Detailed measurements reveal the characteristic features of the true F. hungerfordi.

SAHLMANN, B., J. VAN DER BEEK & V. WIESE (2016): Fissidentalium (Compressidentalium) pseudohungerfordi n. sp., a well known undescribed scaphopod in the group of Fissidentalium (Compressidentalium) hungerfordi (Pilsbry & Sharp 1897) (Mollusca: Scaphopoda). Schriften zur Malakozoologie aus dem Haus der Natur – Cismar, 29: 19-32, plates 9-19.

ABSTRACT: A huge number of shells belonging to the group which traditionally was called Fissidentalium (Compressidentalium) hungerfordi (PILSBRY & SHARP 1897) was analysed. By comparison with the original diagnoses and pictures of the types three species were distinguished of which one was discovered to be unknown. Most of the specimens studied belong to this new species Fissidentalium (Compressidentalium) pseudohungerfordi n.sp. which can easily be distinguished by the lower number of ribs. Only shells from the South China Seas and some from Japanese waters could be assigned to F. hungerfordi.

SAHLMANN, B. & V. WIESE (2016): A New Scaphopod from Yemenite Waters, Tesseracme arabica n. spec. (Mollusca Scaphopoda). Schriften zur Malakozoologie aus dem Haus der Natur – Cismar, 29: 33-40, plates 20-24.

ABSTRACT: A new Tesseracme species, Tesseracme arabica n. sp. is described from the Eastern Yemen from depths of 20 to 100 m. Other scaphopod species represented in the samples are Laevidentalium longirostrum (REEVE 1843), Fustiaria engischista (BARNARD 1963), Episiphon spec., Fissidentalium spec., Dentalium spec.

SAHLMANN, B. & J. VAN DER BEEK (2016): A new scaphopod, Dentalium humboldti n. sp., from the Concepción Methane seep off Chile (Mollusca: Scaphopoda). Schriften zur Malakozoologie aus dem Haus der Natur – Cismar, 29: 41-48, plates 25-28.

ABSTRACT: A new species of Dentalium s.l. , D. humboldti n. sp., is described from the Concepción methane seep in the South Pacific off Chile.

BEEK, J. VAN DER & B. SAHLMANN (2016): A shell of Antalis valdiviae (Plate 1908) – an ultrarare scaphopd from the deep North Atlantic (Mollusca: Scaphopoda). Schriften zur Malakozoologie aus dem Haus der Natur – Cismar, 29: 49-52, plates 29-30.

ABSTRACT: A recently dredged shell of Antalis valdiviae (PLATE 1908) from the deep North Atlantic is illustrated and described in detail.

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