|Remarks concerning Turbo pustulatus, Turbo pyropus and Collonia gestroi, with the description of Yaronia: a new genus for a small turbinid species from the Red Sea (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Turbinidae)|
Mienis, H.K. (2011). Remarks concerning Turbo pustulatus, Turbo pyropus and Collonia gestroi, with the description of Yaronia: a new genus for a small turbinid species from the Red Sea (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Turbinidae). Triton 23: 1-4
In: Triton: Journal of the Israel Malacological Society. Israel Malacological Society: Rehovot. ISSN 1565-1916, more
Mollusca, Gastropoda, Turbinidae, shell morphology, nomenclature, systematics, Yaronia
The nomenclatural status of various species named Turbo pustulatus in printed and electronic sources is discussed. Turbo pustulatus Brocchi, 1821 is the oldest available name but its identity is somewhat obscure due to the fact that the original material was never figured and the whereabouts of the type material is unknown. Possible synonyms of Turbo pustulatus: Turbo pyropus Reeve, 1848 and Collonia gestroi Caramagna, 1888 are briefly discussed too. Only the identity of Collonia gestrio turned out to be well established. The new genus Yaronia is introduced based on unique morphological characters of the interior of the outer (palatal) lip of the aperture of Collonia gestroi, the type species of the new genus.