Abstract

The genera of Australian buliniform planorbids have been examined anatomically and their classification reviewed. The major conclusions reached are: 1. Isidorella is not congeneric with Bulinus and is an endemic Australian genus; 2. Iredale's genera Lenameria, Tasmadora and Mutalena are synonyms of Physastra Tapparone-Canefri which, in turn, is a synonym of Glyptophysa Crosse. Glyptamoda Iredale is also a synonym of Glyptophysa; 3. Oppletora Iredale, synonymised with Bulinus by Hubendick, is actually related to Glyptophysa and is placed in a separate subgenus; 4. Ancylastrum Bourguignat has been examined and the results confirm Hubendick's opinion that this limpet-like genus is related to Glyptophysa. Two species can be separated by simple anatomical characters; 5. The genus Bayardella Burch includes two species, B. johni and B. cosmeta, the latter once considered to be a species of Glyptophysa; 6. Amerianna Strand includes species with either a terminal or lateral pore on a simple pendant penis; 7. A new genus Leichhardtia is erected for the northern species Bullinus sisurnius Hedley 1918.

All these genera are placed in the planorbid subfamily Bulininae.

 
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Short Form
Walker, 1988, Rec. Aust. Mus. 40(2): 61–89
Author
J. C. Walker
Year
1988
Title
Classification of Australian buliniform planorbids (Mollusca: Pulmonata)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
40
Issue
2
Start Page
61
End Page
89
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.40.1988.151
Language
English
Date Published
26 May 1988
Cover Date
26 May 1988
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MOLLUSCA: PULMONATA; TAXONOMY
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Available Online
27 February 2009
Reference Number
151
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