On Helix lineata Olivi, 1792
Basteria , Volume 42 - Issue 1/3 p. 10- 10
Helix lineata Olivi, 1792, is as follows characterized by its author (p. 177): “Cochlea terrestris umbilicata ec. ec. Gual. Test. Tab. 2 fig. L.M.N.O.P.”. It seems reasonable to interpret the name as based on the figures published by Gualtieri (1742) (our fig. 1), as has been done by Pollonera (1888: 13). Pollonera considered fig. L a form of “H. variabilis Drap.” = Cernuella virgata (Da Costa, 1778), and figs. M, N and P forms of “H. profuga (auct. ital.)” = Cernuella jonica (Mousson, 1854) [Giusti (1976: 257) suggests that there are older names for C. jonica]; fig. O is not mentioned. To prevent a future revival of the ambiguous name H. lineata, a name which is not in common use for any species at present, I hereby select the specimen figured by Gualtieri, 1742: pl. 2 fig. L as its lectotype. I agree with Pollonera’s interpretation of this figure, which means that Helix lineata Olivi, 1792, becomes a junior synonym of Helix virgata Da Costa, 1778.
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E. Gittenberger. (1978). On Helix lineata Olivi, 1792. Basteria, 42(1/3), 10–10.
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