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A Comparative Study of the Genus Philinopsis Pease, 1860 (Aglajidae, Opisthobranchia)

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Title:A Comparative Study of the Genus Philinopsis Pease, 1860 (Aglajidae, Opisthobranchia)
Authors:Rudman, W.B.
LC Subject Headings:Cephalaspidea
Date Issued:Oct 1972
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Citation:Rudman WB. 1972. A comparative study of the genus Philinopsis Pease, 1860 (Aglajidae, Opisthobranchia). Pac Sci 26(4): 381-399.
Abstract:ABSTRACT: A comparative study of Philinopsis gigliolii (Tapparone-Canefri,
1874); P. speciosa Pease, 1860; P. taronga (Allan, 1933); P. virgo (Rudman,
1968); P. troubridgensis (Verco, 1909); P. pilsbryi (Eliot, 1900); P. gardineri
(Eliot, 1903); P. cyanea (Martens, 1879) indicates that they should be grouped in
a separate genus, Philinopsis Pease, 1860, of the Aglajidae. The following taxonomic
revision is suggested: P. taronga (Allan, 1933) = Chelidonttra aureopunctata Rudman,
1968; Philinopsis cyanea (Martens, 1879) = Doridium capense Bergh,
1907 = Aglaja iwasai Hirase, 1936; and Philinopsis gardineri (Eliot, 1903) =
Chelidonura velutina Bergh, 1905, in part. It is also suggested that two senior synonyms
of Philinopsis pilsbryi (Eliot, 1900), P. nigra Pease, 1860, and Doridium
alboventralis Bergh, 1897, should be considered nomina oblita under Article 23 (b)
of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.
The reproductive system in which the spermoviduct is unbranched and does not
open into the albumen gland is a major characteristic of the genus.
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 26, Number 4, 1972

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