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Pitar Römer from Australian and adjacent waters, with descriptions of four new species (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Veneridae)
Lamprell, K.L.; Healy, J.M. (1997). Pitar Römer from Australian and adjacent waters, with descriptions of four new species (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Veneridae). Mem. Queensl. Mus. 42(1): 283-306
In: Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. Queensland Museum: Brisbane. ISSN 0079-8835, more
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Keywords
    Distribution records; Marine molluscs; New records; New species; Hyphantosoma Dall, 1902 [WoRMS]; Hyphantosoma caperi (Lamprell & Healy, 1997) [WoRMS]; Pitar curnowae Lamprell & Healy, 1997 [WoRMS]; Pitar intricatus (Dautzenberg, 1907) [WoRMS]; Pitar queenslandicus Lamprell & Healy, 1997 [WoRMS]; Pitar thornleyae Lamprell & Healy, 1997 [WoRMS]; Veneridae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Lamprell, K.L.
  • Healy, J.M.

Abstract
    Twenty seven species of Pitar (Veneroidea, Veneridae) occur in Australian waters. All are figured and described, including four new species, P. (Hyphantosoma) caperi sp. nov., P. (Pitarina) queenslandica sp. nov., P. (P.) curnowae sp. nov. and P. (P.) thornleyae sp. nov. and one new record P. (H.) intricata (Dautzenberg, 1907). P. (H.) caperi sp. nov. is also recorded from New Caledonian waters. P. (Hyphantosoma) is recorded from Australia for the first time, with five species assignable including three formerly included in P. (Pitarina) viz. P. (H.) spoori Lamprell & Whitehead, 1990, P. (H.) nancyae Lamprell & Whitehead, 1990 and P. (H.) limatula (Sowerby, 1853).

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