On the identity of Pleurotoma (Defrancia?) piperata E. A. Smith, 1882, a West American columbellid described from Korea (Gastropoda: Columbellidae)

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R. N. KILBURN
(1994)
Volume
34
Part
6
Page from
347

Comparison of syntypes of the gastropod Pleurotoma (Defrancia?) piperata E. A. Smith, 1882, with the holotype of the West American Mangelia (Steironepion) melanosticta Pilsbry & Lowe, 1932, shows them to be conspecific. The type locality for P. piperata, erroneously given as the "Straits of Korea", is corrected to Mazatlán, West Mexico, and the species transferred to the genus Nassarina Dall, 1889, subgenus Steironepion Pilsbry & Lowe, 1932, in the family Columbellidae.

Keywords
Pleurotoma
Nassarina
Mazatlán
West Mexico
Straits of Korea