|The genus Daphnellopsis (Gastropoda: Muricidae) in the recent and quaternary of the Indo-West Pacific province|
Houart, R. (2013). The genus Daphnellopsis (Gastropoda: Muricidae) in the recent and quaternary of the Indo-West Pacific province. J. Conch., Lond. 41: 465-480
In: Journal of Conchology. Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland: London. ISSN 0022-0019, more
Daphnellopsis Schepman, 1913 [WoRMS]; Ergalataxinae Kuroda, Habe & Oyama, 1971 [WoRMS]; Gastropoda [WoRMS]; Muricidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]
Gastropoda; Muricidae; Ergalataxinae; Daphnellopsis; Indo-West Pacific
The muricid genus Daphnellopsis Schepman 1913 is revised and maintained in the subfamily Ergalataxinae, waiting for eventual genetic studies. Six species are included, D. fimbriata (Hinds 1843), D. lamellosa Schepman 1913 (type species), D. hypselos Houart 1995 and three new species described herein: D. lozoueti n. sp.; and D. pinedai n. sp., both from the Quaternary (Upper Pleistocene) of Santo, Vanuatu, and D. lochi n. sp. a Recent species of Western Australia.
All the species are described or re-described, illustrated and compared with each other, their geographical range is given and illustrated on a map. The protoconchs of five species are illustrated as well as some details of the shells. A jaw is pointed out for the first time in D. fimbriata and is illustrated by scanning electron microscope (SEM) images.