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Taxonomic review of Metaxia (Gastropoda: Triphoridae) from Brazil, with description of a new species
Fernandes, M.R.; Pimenta, A.D. (2011). Taxonomic review of Metaxia (Gastropoda: Triphoridae) from Brazil, with description of a new species. Zoologia 28(6): 819-830.
In: Zoologia. Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia: Curitiba, PR. ISSN 1984-4670; e-ISSN 1984-4689, more
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    Metaxiinae B. A. Marshall, 1977 [WoRMS]; Mollusca [WoRMS]; Triphoroidea Gray, 1847 [WoRMS]
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    Marine mollusks; Metaxiinae; Mollusca; Triphoroidea; West Atlantic

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  • Fernandes, M.R.
  • Pimenta, A.D.

    The taxonomy of the species of Metaxia Monterosato, 1884 from Brazil is revised. Previously to this study, only Metaxia excels Faber & Moolenbeek, 1991 was known to occur in this country, under its older name Metaxia exilis (C.B. Adams, 1850). The review of a large amount of shells in malacological collections in Brazil revealed the occurrence of three known additional species: Metaxia taeniolata (Dall, 1889); Metaxia rugulosa (C.B. Adams, 1850); Metaxia prompta Rolán & Fernández-Garcés, 2008, all previously reported from the southeast coast of the USA and/or the Caribbean region. Metaxia gongyloskymnus sp. nov., diagnosed by the globose protoconch with continuous axial ribs and microscopic spiral sculpture, is restricted to localities off the Southeastern Brazilian coast.

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