Some quaternary bathyal eulimids from the Mediterranean, with descriptions of two new species (Gastropoda, Eulimidae)

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I. DI GERONIMO
R. LA PERNA
(1999)
Volume
36
Part
6
Page from
43

Three bathyal species of the family Eulimidae are reported from the Pleistocene of Southern Italy, Eulima bilineata Alder, 1848, Melanella seguenzai n. sp. and Campylorhaphion famelicum (Watson, 1883). M. seguenzai n. sp. is markedly close to the Recent Mediterranean Melanella glypta Bouchet & Warén, 1986. Haliella tyrrhena n. sp., possibly from the Pleistocene as well as from the Holocene, is described from bathyal bottoms in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is notably close to H. canarica Bouchet & Warén, 1986 from the Canary Islands. Other incompletely known deep-sea eulimids from the Mediterranean Pleistocene are briefly discussed.

Keywords
Eulimidae
New species
Bathyal
Quaternary
Mediterranean.