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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 91, No. 2, 1996, pp. 177-186
Bioline Code: oc96035
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 91, No. 2, 1996, pp. 177-186

 en Neotropical Planorbid Snails with Apertural Lamellae. I. Biomphalaria helophila (Orbigny, 1835)
W Lobato Paraense


A definition of  Biomphalaria helophila (Orbigny,
1835) is presented, based on examination of the shell and
reproductive system of topotypic specimens and extended to a
number of samples from other localities. The following nominal
species and subspecies, collected from type localities, proved
junior synonyms of  B. helophila: Planorbis albicans
Pfeiffer, 1839; Planorbis dentatus Gould, 1844;
Planorbis dentiferus CB Adams, 1845; Planorbis
dentiferus edentatus CB Adams, 1851; Planorbis dentiens
Morelet, 1849; Planorbula dentiens edentula Fischer &
Crosse, 1880; Planorbis stagnicola Morelet, 1851; and
Tropicorbis shimeki FC Baker, 1945.

B. helophila was also identified in samples from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Barbados.

Neotropical Planorbidae synonymy Biomphalaria helophila Planorbis albicans Planorbis dentatus Planorbis dentiferus Planorbis dentiens Plaorbis stagnicola Tropicorbis shimeki

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