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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Conoidea: Conidae

Conus puncticulatus Hwass, 1792

Range: 26.3°N to 9.4°N; 83.08°W to 61.8°W
Depth: 0 to 15 m (live 1 to 7 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 32  mm


Conus jaspideus auct. non Gmelin, 1791
Conus columba Hwass, 1792
Leptoconus columba (Hwass, 1792) 
Conus mauritianus Hwass, 1792
Conus puncticulatus Hwass, 1792
Leptoconus puncticulatus (Hwass, 1792) 
Cucullus millepunctatus Röding, 1798
Cucullus minutus Röding, 1798
Conus errosus Renier, 1804
Conus scaber Link, 1807
Leptoconus scaber (Link, 1807) 
Leptoconus pygmaeus (Reeve, 1844) 
Conus pygmaeus Reeve, 1844
Conus echinulatus Kiener, 1845
Conus papillosus Kiener, 1845
Dendroconus papillosus (Kiener, 1845) 
Leptoconus pustulatus (Kiener, 1845) 
Conus pustulatus Kiener, 1845
Conus hedgesi Sowerby III, 1913
Conus caboblanquensis Weisbord, 1962
Conus cardonensis Vink, 1990


Conus puncticulatus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792a, p. 702-703, [1798, pl. 331, fig. 2, 8]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: S. Domingue, Guadeloupe, Martinique [restricted to Santo Domingo by Kohn (1968)]
Range: 16°N to 9.75°N; 83.08°W to 61.8°W
Depth: 1 to 15 m (live 1 to 7 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 27 mm
Distribution: Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela: Falcon, Carabobo; Guadeloupe
References: Kohn (1968) MT; Cosel (1986) DdLl; Robinson & Montoya (1987) S{W}; Vink & Röckel (1995) NE; Espinosa & Ortea (2001a) W
Combining Genera:  Leptoconus

Conus (Leptoconus) jaspideus caboblanquensis Weisbord, 1962, p. 420-424, pl. 39, figs. 5-16
Type Locality: Lower Mare formation in small stream 100 meters west of Quebrada Mare Abajo, Venezuela
Maximum Reported Size: 29.9 mm
References: Weisbord (1962) M; F. H. A. Costa (1994a) s
Comments: Described as a fossil.

Conus cardonensis Vink, 1990, 
Range: 12°N ; 70°W
Depth: 0 m
Distribution: Venezuela: Falcon

Conus columba Hwass in Bruguière, 1792a, p. 709, [1798, pl. 334, fig. 3]
Type Locality: l'Océan Asiatique [in error]
Maximum Reported Size: 16 mm
Distribution: Netherlands Antilles, Venezuela
References: Melvill (1881); Clench (1942b) T; Princz (1982a); Coomans et al. (1985a) s
Combining Genera:  Leptoconus

Conus echinulatus Kiener, 1845b, p. [Kiener 1849, p. 270], pl. 105, fig. 2
Type Locality: Unknown
Range: 26.3°N ; 80°W
Maximum Reported Size: 18 mm
References: Kiener (1849) M; Bayer (1941) NSEW

Conus errosus Renier, 1804, 
[Not available]
References: Kohn (1981) sT
Comments: Objective synonym of Conus columba Hwass; Renier's 1804 work was rejected in ICZN Opinion 316, so the name is not available.

Conus hedgesi Sowerby III, 1913, p. 558-559, pl. 9, fig. 4
Type Locality: Unknown
Maximum Reported Size: 32 mm
References: Sowerby III (1913) M; Petuch (1988) s

Conus jaspideus auct. non Gmelin, 1791, 
[Not available]
References: Díaz (1990) s
Comments: Misidentification by Kaufmann & Götting (1970).

Conus mauritianus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792a, p. 703-704, [1798, pl. 330, fig. 9]
Type Locality: Afrique [in error]
References: Kohn (1968) T; Walls (1979) s; Vink (1991) s

Cucullus mille punctatus Röding, 1798, p. 47, [Chemnitz 1788, pl. 140, fig. 1305]
Type Locality: Not stated
References: Kohn (1975) T; Kohn (1992) s

Cucullus minutus Röding, 1798, p. 46, [Martini 1773, pl. 55, fig. 612a]
[Synonymy uncertain]
Type Locality: Not stated
References: Walls (1979) sT

Conus papillosus Kiener, 1845b, p. [Kiener 1849, p. 271], pl. 72, fig. 4
Type Locality: Unknown
Maximum Reported Size: 25 mm
References: Kiener (1849) M; Walls (1979) s
Combining Genera:  Dendroconus

Conus punticulatus sic, 
[Not available]
Comments: Error for puncticulatus by Sherborn (1902).

Conus pustulatus Kiener, 1845b, p. [Kiener 1849, p. 272], pl. 101, fig. 2
Type Locality: Unknown
Maximum Reported Size: 20 mm
References: Kiener (1849) M; Jong & Coomans (1988) s
Combining Genera:  Leptoconus

Conus pygmaeus Reeve, 1844a,  pl. 47, fig. 260
Type Locality: Unknown
Range: 12°N to 9.4°N; 79.8°W to 67°W
Distribution: Panama
References: Radwin (1969) SW; Ortiz-Corps (1985); Jong & Coomans (1988) s
Combining Genera:  Leptoconus

Conus scaber Link, 1807b, p. 105, [Martini, 1773, pl. 55, fig. 612b]
Type Locality: Not stated
References: Tomlin & Winckworth (1936) s; Walls (1979) s; Kohn (1981) T
Combining Genera:  Leptoconus

Partial List of References

Bruguière, [J.-G.] 1792. Encyclopédie Méthodique. Histoire Naturelle des Vers Encyclopédie Méthodique. Histoire Naturelle des Vers 1 345-757. Panckoucke: Paris.
Kiener, L. C. 1845. Genre Cone. (Conus, Lin.) Spécies Général et Iconographie des Coquilles Vivantes 2 pls. 1-111
Link, H. F. 1807. Beschreibung der Naturalien-Sammlung der Universitat zu Rostock 3  pp. [i-ii] + 101-165. Rostock. [Stated date: 17 May 1807.]
Reeve, L. 1844. Monograph of the genus Conus Conchologia Iconica 1 pls. 40-47
Röding, P. F. 1798. Museum Boltenianum  viii + 199 pp. Hamburg. [Stated date: -- Sep 1798.]
Sowerby, G. B., III. 1913. Descriptions of eight new marine Gastropoda, mostly from Japan Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8)11 557-560, pl. 9. [Stated date: -- Jun 1913; true date: pre 21 June.]
Weisbord, N. E. 1962. Late Cenozoic gastropods from northern Venezuela Bulletins of American Paleontology 42(193) 672 pp., 48 pls. [Stated date: 05 Mar 1962.]

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