The Marginellidae of Angola: the genus Volvarina

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S. GOFAS
F. FERNANDES
(1992)
Volume
34
Part
4
Page from
187

The species of the genus Volvarina (Gastropoda, Marginellidae) from coastal Angola are reviewed. V. ameliensis (Tomlin, 1917) is representative of a complex including several similar morphotypes, among which V. riparia n. sp. is recognized as a distinct species; further research may lead to the recognition of more species. Two other new species, V. fugax and V. peregrina, not related to this complex, are also described.

Résumé: Les espèces du genre Volvarina (Gastropoda, Marginellidae) du littoral de l’Angola sont révisés. V. ameliensis (Tomlin, 1917) est reprèsentative d’un complexe comprenant des morphotypes très similaires, parmi lesquels nous reconnaissons V. riparia n. sp. comme espèce distincte; des recherches à venir pourraient permettre de reconnaitre d’autres espèces. Deux autres espèces noovelles, V.fugax et V. peregrina, qui n’entrent pas dans ce groupe, sont aussi dèrites.

Resumo: As especies do género Volvarina (Gastropoda, Marginellidae) do litoral de Angola são revistas. V. ameliensis (Tomlin, 1917) é representative de um complexo de morfotipos muito similares, entre os quais reconhecemos a V. riparia como especie distincta; é possivel que as pesquisas ulteriores permitam reconhecer mais especies. Outras duas especies novas, V. fugax e V. peregrina, não relacionadas com este grupo, são tambem descritas.

Keywords
Taxonomy
Marginellidae
West Africa
endemism