The identity of Helix seminium Morelet (Pulmonata: Endodontidae)

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BERNARD VERDCOURT
(1981)
Volume
30
Part
5
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325

An examination of the types of Helix seminium Morelet in connection with the naming of a collection sent to me from Liverpool Museum by Mrs. N. F. McMillan has shown them to be conspecific with Afropunctum zanguebaricum (Craven). Morelet’s name supplies the earliest epithet for this species which must now be called Afropunctum seminium (Morelet). A revised map of the geographical distribution is given and brief notes on the radula. Its placing in the Endodontidae is confirmed.