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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Pyramidelloidea: Turbonillinae

Turbonilla abrupta Bush, 1899

Range: 22°N to 22°S; 97.7°W to 0°W
Maximum Reported Size: 4  mm


Turbonilla levis auct. non C. B. Adams, 1850
Chemnitzia abrupta (Bush, 1899) 
Turbonilla abrupta Bush, 1899
Turbonilla gracilis Clessin, 1900


Turbonilla abrupta Bush, 1899, p. 168, pl. 8, fig. 4
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: St. Thomas
Range: 22°N to 22°S; 97.7°W to 44°W
Maximum Reported Size: 4 mm
Distribution: Mexico: Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche State, Yucatan State, Quintana Roo; Colombia, Venezuela: unlocalized; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Thomas; Brazil: Rio de Janeiro
References: Bush (1899) M; Odé & Speers (1972a); García-Cubas (1971) W; Princz (1982a); Rios (1985) SE; Jong & Coomans (1988) s (of ^T. levis^); Absalao & Pimenta (1999) vT
Comments: Non Clessin, 1900.
Combining Genera:  Chemnitzia

Turbonilla gracilis Clessin, 1900, p. 164, pl. 29, fig. 3
Type Locality: Cuba
Range: 20°N to 23°N
Maximum Reported Size: 3.5 mm
Distribution: Cuba
References: Clessin (1900) NSM
Comments: Holotype of T. gracilis Clessin (ZMB 54684) is conspecific with holotype of T. abrupta Bush (ANSP 79012) (Rosenberg herein 12 May 1999); non Auricula gracilis Grateloup, 1827 nec Turritella gracilis Deshayes, 1832.

Turbonilla levis auct. non C. B. Adams, 1850, 
[Not available]
References: Absalao & Pimenta (1999) s
Comments: Misidentification; the paralectotype of T. levis, illustrated by Clench & Turner (1950:403) is not conspecific with the lectotype, fide Pimenta & Absalao (1999).

Partial List of References

Bush, K. J. 1899. Descriptions of new species of Turbonilla of the Western Atlantic fauna, with notes on those previously known Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 51 145-177, pl. 8.
Clessin, S. 1900. Die Familie der Eulimidae Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet 1(28) 41-224, pl. 10-36.

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