Ariophanta huberi Thach, 2018 is not a pulmonate, but a juvenile Pollicaria rochebruni (Mabille, 1887) (Gastropoda: Cyclophoroidea: Pupinidae)

Barna Páll-Gergely, e-mail:

Plant Protection Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

András Hunyadi

Adria sétány 10G 2/5, 1148 Budapest , Hungary

Two new synonyms of the pupinid Pollicaria rochebruni (Mabille, 1887) are recognised here. Namely, Hybocystis balansai Mabille, 1889, and Ariophanta huberi Thach, 2018. The former was found in the collection of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris), and was not included in the recent revision of the genus Pollicaria, whereas the latter was described based on a single juvenile shell somewhat reminiscent of a helicarionid shell.

Key words
synonym; taxonomy; Vietnam; land snail

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Folia Malacologica (2018) 26: 267-269
First published on-line: 2018-12-11 00:00:00
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