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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Pterotracheoidea: Atlantidae

Atlanta lesueurii Gray, 1850

Range: 32°N to 5°S; 65°W to 0°W
Depth: 0 to 0 m
Maximum Reported Size: 6  mm


Limacina helicialis auct. non Lamarck, 1819
Atlanta lesueurii Gray, 1850
Atlanta lesueurii Souleyet, 1852
Atlanta primitia Couthouy, 1852


Atlanta lesueurii Gray, 1850b, p. 101, pl. 241, fig. 6
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Not stated
Distribution: Oceanic
Comments: Preoccupied by Atlanta lesueurii d'Orbigny, 1835, now Limacina, but homonymy allowed to stand by ICZN Opinion 3404 (2009).

Limacina helicialis auct. non Lamarck, 1819, 
[Not available; synonymy uncertain]
References: E. A. Smith (1888) s
Comments: Misidentification by Sowerby I (1833, 136, fig. 3, as Limacina helicialis). Sowerby I (1839) noted the error and illustrated the species as Atlanta helicialis, but a misidentication cannot be used as the name for a new taxon in this manner (ICZN Article 49).

Atlanta lesueurii Souleyet, 1852b, p. 380-382, [Souleyet 1849, pl. 20, figs. 1-8]
[Objective synonym of valid name]
Attributed to: Eydoux & Souleyet (1852)
Type Locality: 'l'océan Atlantique'
Range: 32°N to 5°S; 65°W to 0°W
Depth: 0 m
Maximum Reported Size: 6 mm
Distribution: Bermuda
References: Souleyet (1852b) M
Comments: Non d'Orbigny, 1836; synonym and homonym of Gray, 1850.

Atlanta primitia Couthouy in Gould, 1852, p. 491-492, [Gould 1860, pl. 51, fig. 597]
[Synonymy uncertain]
Type Locality: Equatorial Atlantic
Distribution: Oceanic
References: Richter (1973) v; van der Spoel (1976) s?
Comments: Gould (1852) appended '[J.P.C.]' to the description, indicating that Couthouy wrote it.

Partial List of References

Gould, A. A. 1852. Mollusca & Shells United States Exploring Expedition 12 xv + 510 pp. Gould & Lincoln: Boston.
Gray, J. E. 1850. Figures of the molluscous animals. Explanations of the plates Figures of the Molluscous Animals 4 1-124. Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans: London. [Stated date: -- --- 1850; true date: post 12 Feb.]
Souleyet. 1852. Voyage autour du Monde exécuté pendant les années 1836 et 1837 sur la Corvette la Bonite Voyage Autour du Monde exécuté pendant les années 1836 et 1837 sur la Corvette la Bonite, Zoologie 2 664 pp., [See Souleyet 1849]. Paris.

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