Plutonia solemi new species (Gastropoda: Vitrinidae: Plutoniinae) from La Palma (Canary Islands)

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MIGUEL IBÁÑEZ
MARÍ R. ALONSO
MANUEL J. VALIDO
(2001)
Volume
37
Part
2
Page from
149

The new species Plutonia solemi is described from La Palma Island (mid-Atlantic Canary Islands). This species was known since 1878 but it was wrongly determined as Vitrina latebasis Mousson, 1872 by its discoverer and subsequent authors. On the basis of the type material, V. latebasis is considered as junior synonym of Vitrina blauneri Shuttleworth, 1852, a species endemic to Tenerife Island. The lectotype of V. latebasis is designated.

Keywords
Plutonia solemi
taxonomy
Gastropoda
Vitrinidae