Abstract

Some time ago I found that Fossarina patula, Adams and Angas, had a rhipidoglossate dentition and a multispiral operculum. I mentioned the discovery to: Mr. Hedley, and he at once drew my attention to the genus Minos, Hutton, and gave me dried specimens of the type (M. petterdi, Crosse), and of Fossarina varia, Hutton. The examination of these has been productive of rather curious results. The genus Fossarina was described by A. Adams and Angas in 1863, their type being F. patula, from Sydney Harbour. A short description of the shell is followed by the statement, "Operculum corneum, subspirale," and "this genus constitutes a peculiar littoral form allied to.Fossar, from which it differs in the curvature of the inner lip and circular aperture". It is also compared with.Conrdia, A. Ad., and.lsapis, A. Ad., and here I might draw the attention of those more fortunately placed than myself, to the fact that none of the six species of the former of these two genera have been figured. When dealing with the Japanese species (.Fossarina picta, A. Ad.), Dunker questioned the correctness of the systematic assignment of the species.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Leighton Kesteven, 1902, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(7): 317–322
Author
H. Leighton Kesteven
Year
1902
Title
The systematic position of the genus Fossarina, A. Adams and Angas, and of Fossarina varia, Hutton
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
4
Issue
7
Start Page
317
End Page
322
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.4.1902.1111
Language
English
Date Published
25 August 1902
Cover Date
25 August 1902
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
13 November 2008
Available Online
05 March 2009
Reference Number
1111
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