The genus Volvarina (Gastropoda: Marginellidae) in the Cape Verde Islands

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D. MORENO
L.P. BURNAY
(1999)
Volume
36
Part
5
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Species of the genus Volvarina from the Cape Verde Islands are reviewed. Nine species are recognized, of which seven have already been described: Volvarina taeniata (Sowerby, 1846), V. verdensis (E.A. Smith, 1875), V. mediocincta (E.A. Smith, 1875), V. corallina (Bavay, 1910) V. cernita (Locard, 1897), V. sauliae (Sowerby, 1846) and V. joubini (Dautzenberg & Fischer, 1906). Two new species are described: V. boyeri n. sp. and V. nuriae n. sp. Lectotypes are designated for V. taeniata, V. verdensis and V. mediocincta and a neotype for V. sauliae. The name Volvarina obscura (Reeve, 1865), refers to a species from the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, very similar to the Volvarina complex from the Cape Verde Islands.

Keywords
endemism.
polymorphism
Red Sea
Cape Verde Islands
Taxonomy