Baptodoris peruviana (D'Orbigny, 1837) comb. nov., an alternative taxonomic placement for Doris peruviana (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia: Doridoidea).

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MARÍA ANGÉLICA FISCHER
JUAN LUCAS CERVERA
(2005)
Volume
38
Part
5
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513

Placement of the nominal species Doris peruviana D'Orbigny, 1837 within the genus Platydoris Bergh, 1877 has been proposed recently, under the assumption of the junior synonymy of P. punctatella Bergh, 1898. However, D. peruviana's type material cannot be located. The comparison of specimens of a doridoidean species from Iquique to Los Molles (Chilean coast) with the P. punctatella's holotype has led us to conclude that both material are conspecific and, according to the radular features,
belonging to the genus Baptodoris Bergh, 1884 instead of Platydoris. Since P. punctatella's holotype is perserved poorly, except its radula, a neotype for B. peruviana comb. nov. is designated.

Keywords
neotype.
taxonomy
Baptodoris peruviana
Discodorididae
Nudibranchia