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TRITON #5, April 2002

Table of Contents

 

 
Author/s
  Abstracts
Page
1. MARINE MOLLUSCS
 
Singer B. S DENTALIUM COOKEI SHARP & PILSBRY, 1897(= DENTALIUM ACUS COOKE, 1886) IN THE RED SEA
1
Okon M. E. & Stratmann D.

BUCCINUM SUPERANGULARE THORSON & ÓSKARSSON 1962 FREAK OR FACT?

7
Heiman E. L. & Mienis H. K. BLASICRURA TERES ELATENSIS AND BLASICRURA TERES NATALENSIS - TWO NEW SUBSPECIES
11
Heiman E. L.
SHELLS OF EAST SINAI, AN ILLUSTRATED LIST. CONIDAE
19
Singer B. S
LESSEPSIAN MIGRANTS DOING WELL IN THE ISRAELI MEDITERRANEAN SEA
23
 
2 LAND-SNAILS AND FRESH-WATER MOLLUSCS
 
Örstan A. Welter- Schultes F. A DEXTRAL SPECIMEN OF ALBINARIA CRETENSIS (PULMONATA: CLAUSILIIDAE)
25
Girod A.

NEOLITHIC MALACOFAUNA IN THE KYME EXCAVATIONS (ALIAGA), ON THE AEGEAN COAST OF ANATOLIA
29
Mienis, H. K.
RUMINA PAIVAE: THE GIANT DECOLLATED SNAIL FROM NORTH AFRICA
33
 


A

DENTALIUM COOKEI SHARP & PILSBRY, 1897
(= DENTALIUM ACUS COOKE, 1886) IN THE RED SEA
by B.S. Singer*)


Abstract: The type specimen of Dentalium acus Cooke, 1886 (non D. acus Eichwald 1856), renamed Dentalium cookei Sharp & Pilsbrey, 1897, is examined and compared with shells found in the Southern Red Sea and the Buton Straight (Butong Island, Indonesia). The background to these shells is also discussed.
Key words: Mollusca, Scaphopoda, Dentaliidae, nomenclature, distribution, Red Sea.


B

BUCCINUM SUPERANGULARE THORSON & ÓSKARSSON, 1962
FREAK OR FACT?
by M. E. Okon*) & D. Stratmann**)


Abstract: An earlier version of this article was published in the American Conchologist Vol. 29 No. 3 September 2001. In 1962 a new Buccinid shell from the east coast of Iceland was described. However, the authors believe it to be a freak of Buccinum undatum L. 1758. Only further study of the few specimens found can proveide definite answers.


C

BLASICRURA TERES ELATENSIS
AND BLASICRURA TERES NATALENSIS - TWO NEW SUBSPECIES
by E. L. Heiman*) & H. K. Mienis**)


Abstract: Blasicrura teres elatensis new ssp. from the east coast of Sinai and Blasicrura teres natalensis new ssp. from South Africa are described.


D

SHELLS OF EAST SINAI, AN ILLUSTRATED LIST.
CONIDAE

by E. L. Heiman *)


Abstract: Twenty-eight species of Conidae inhabiting the waters bordering East Sinai in the Gulf of Aqaba are listed and illustrated. The presence of other species, which were mentioned by earlier researchers from this area, is not confirmed by material in local collections.

 

E

LESSEPSIAN MIGRANTS DOING WELL IN THE ISRAELI MEDITERRANEAN SEA
by Singer B. S

 

Abstract:

 

 

F

A DEXTRAL SPECIMEN OF ALBINARIA CRETENSIS (PULMONATA: CLAUSILIIDAE)
by Aydin Örstan*) & Francisco Welter-Schultes**)


Abstract: The measurements of several conchological traits of a dextral shell of Albinaria cretensis were found not to differ significantly from the group means obtained for the same traits with sinistral A. cretensis shells. Several aspects of the life history of the dextral snail, deduced from its shell, were also similar to those of its sinistral conspecifics.


G

NEOLITHIC MALACOFAUNA IN THE KYME EXCAVATIONS (ALIAGA), ON THE AEGEAN COAST OF ANATOLIA
by Alberto Girod *)


Abstract: The excavations conducted at Kyme (Turkey, West Anatolia) have confirmed the presence of the Neolithic in this area. The Neolithic levels are closed at the top by a level of grey clays containing fresh-water molluscs and a land species. Some palaeo-environmental indications are possible.

 

H

RUMINA PAIVAE: THE GIANT DECOLLATED SNAIL
FROM NORTH AFRICA
by Henk K. Mienis*)

Abstract: The correct name of the giant "form" in the Rumina decollata species complex has turned out to be Rumina paivae Lowe, 1861. It is confined in its distribution to North Africa: Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.




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