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Malacolog Version 4.1.1

A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Buccinoidea: Buccinidae

Buccinum polare Gray, 1839

Range: 73°N to 44°N; 130°W to 0°W
Depth: 2 to 548 m (live 2 to 400 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 84  mm


Tritonium donovani auct. non Gray, 1839
Buccinum polare Gray, 1839
Buccinum totteni Stimpson, 1865
Tritonium terraenovae Mörch, 1869
Buccinum elegans Verkrüzen, 1878
Buccinum normale Dall, 1885
Buccinum compactum Newcombe, 1896
Buccinum orotundum Dall, 1907
Buccinum abbreviatum Lamy, 1913
Buccinum solenum Dall, 1919
Buccinum islandicum Schlesch, 1924
Buccinum tenuisculptum Schlesch, 1924
Buccinum subreticulatum Habe & Ito, 1965


Buccinum polaris Gray, 1839, p. 128
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Icy Cape [Alaska]
Range: 73°N to 60°N; 130°W to 0°W
Depth: 2 to 100 m (live 2 to 100 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 67 mm
Distribution: Greenland: West Greenland, East Greenland; Eastern Atlantic: Iceland
References: Macpherson (1971) DdLlNSEWM
Comments: Some Malacolog editions before 4.0.3 stated "The specific name is often spelled 'polare', but 'polaris' is not an adjective (or a word) in classical Latin, so Gray's original spelling must stand unchanged as the word could be a noun (Polaris, the pole star)..." However, polaris appears in Littleton's Latin Dictionary.

Buccinum abbreviatum Lamy, 1913, 
References: Golikov (1980) s

Buccinum compactum Newcombe, 1896, 
References: Golikov (1980) s

Tritonium donovani auct. non Gray, 1839, 
[Not available]
References: Golikov (1980) s
Comments: Misidentification by Beck (1847).

Buccinum elegans Verkrüzen, 1878, p. 221-222, [Verkrüzen 1881b, pl. 4, figs. 1-2]
Type Locality: Newfoundland Bank
Range: 46°N ; 53°W
Maximum Reported Size: 84 mm
Distribution: Canada: Newfoundland
References: Verkrüzen (1878) NSEWM; Golikov (1980) s
Comments: Non O. G. Costa, 1822.

Buccinum islandicum Schlesch, 1924, 
References: Golikov (1980) s

Buccinum normale Dall, 1885, 
[Not available]
References: Golikov (1980) s
Comments: Infrasubspecific.

Buccinum orotundum Dall, 1907, 
References: Golikov (1980) s

Buccinum solenum Dall, 1919, 
References: Golikov (1980) s

Buccinum subreticulatum Habe & Ito, 1965, 
References: Golikov (1980) s

Buccinum tenuisculptum Schlesch, 1924, 
References: Golikov (1980) s

Tritonium terrae novae Mörch, 1869b, p. 18-19, [Reeve 1846f, pl. 1, fig. 2]
Attributed to: Beck MS
Type Locality: Bellsound, Spitzberg
Range: 72.78°N to 50°N; 55°W to 0°W
Depth: 18 to 425 m (live 600 to 400 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 65 mm
Distribution: Greenland: West Greenland, East Greenland; Canada: Newfoundland; Eastern Atlantic: Iceland
References: Posselt & Jensen (1899) dNWM; Thorson (1944) DLlSE{dNWM}; Golikov (1980) s; Alexeyev (2003)

Buccinum totteni Stimpson, 1865, 
Range: 69°N to 44°N; 83°W to 0°W
Depth: 9 to 548 m (live 9 to 80 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 60 mm
Distribution: Canada: Nunavut, Baffin Island, Hudson Bay, Labrador, Quebec
References: Macpherson (1971) DdLlNSEWM; Golikov (1980) s; Alexeyev (2003)

Partial List of References

Gray, J. E. 1839. Molluscous animals, and their shells The Zoology of Captain Beechey's Voyage 101-142, pls. 33-38 Henry G. Bohn: London. [Stated date: -- Jul 1839.]
Mörch, O. A. L. 1869. Catalogue des Mollusques du Spitzberg recueillis par le Dr. H. Kroyer pendant le voyage de la corvette la Recherche en juin 1838 Mémoires de la Société Malacologique de Belgique 4 7-32.
Verkruzen, T. A. 1878. Zur Fauna von Neu-Schotland (Nova Scotia) und Neufundland Jahrbücher der Deutschen Malakozoologischen Gesellschaft 5 208-230.

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