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A review of the genus Fulvia Gray, 1853 (Mollusca, Cardiidae)
Vidal, J. (1994). A review of the genus Fulvia Gray, 1853 (Mollusca, Cardiidae). Apex (Brux.) 9(4): 93-118
In: Apex (Bruxelles). Société Belge de Malacologie: Bruxelles. ISSN 0773-5251, more

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Keywords
    Taxonomy; Fulvia (Fulvia) J. E. Gray, 1853 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Vidal, J.

Abstract
    The Cardiid genus Fulvia is revised based on examination of type material and over 900 lots in relevant museums. Characters of shell sculpture are regarded as taxonomically more reliable than shape and colour, hitherto the base of specific taxonomy in the genus. It is established that Fulvia shares with Vepricardium numerous characters, including the presence of ocular organs on siphonal tentacles, and is included here in the tribe Vepricardiini. Laevifulvia subgen. Nov. [Type species F. undatopicta Pilsbry, 1904] is segregated from Fulvia s. s., based on the lack of periostracal insertions on the ribs. Sixteen Indo-Pacific species of recent Fulvia are recognized, of which six are new. The name F. papyracea, hitherto used for a common Indo-West Pacific species is shown to represent a rare and restricted species. The name F. fragilis (Forsskal in Niebuhr, 1775) is to be used for most usages of F. papyracea of authors.

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