Mirus phaedusoides (Thiele, 1931)

Mirus phaedusoides (Thiele, 1931)

Ena (?Heudiella) phaedusoides was proposed as a replacement name for Buliminus clausiliaeformis Bavay and Dautzenberg 1912 (p. 27-28; pl. 4, figs. 4-6 [images above]) non Möllendorff, 1901 by Thiele (1931: 521; fig. 611). Zilch (1959: 187) placed this taxon in Coccoderma Möllendorff, 1901 [Type Buliminus granulatus Möllendorff, 1901 OD (Schileyko, 1998: 194-5); see image of lectotype from Yen (1939: pl. 7, fig. 14)] non Zittel, 1887 [Pisces: a Coelocanth!], which is plausible assignment but an unavailable generic name. Schileyko (1998: 212) states this species could be a Pseudonapaeus Westerlund, 1887 [Type Buliminus asiaticus von Martens, 1881 SD Lindholm, 1922; see image from Schileyko (1998: 197; fig. 243A)] or Mirus Albers, 1850 [Type Bulimus cantori Philippi, 1844 monotypy; see image from Yen (1939: pl. 7, fig. 1)]. We agree with the latter assignment. Heudiella Annandale, 1924 [Type H. oliveriana Annandale, 1924 OD; see Annandale's type figure taken from Schileyko (1998: 212; fig.262) above] from Chekiang, China has been considered a juvenile clausiliid (Nordsieck, 2000). Its eventual familial placement notwithstanding, Heudiella is not a suitable placement for the taxon under consideration.

Bavay, A. and P. Dautzenberg, 1912. Description de coquilles nouvelles de l'Indo-Chine (7e suite). Jour. Conchyliologie LX: 1-54, plates I-VI.

Nordsieck, H., 2000. Heudiella oliveriana Annandale 1924 from China is not a buliminid but a juvenile clausiliid (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora: Clausiliidae). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Malakozoologischen Gesellschaft 65: 17-19.
Schileyko, A. A., 1998. Treatise on Recent terrestrial pulmonate molluscs 2. Gastrocoptidae, Hypselostomatidae, Vertiginidae, Truncatellinidae, Pachnodidae, Enidae, Sagdidae. Ruthenica supplement 2: (ii) + 129-261 incl. numerous text figs.
Thiele, J. 1929-1935. Handbuch der Systematischen Weichtierkunde. Bd 1. Jena: Gustav Fischer, vi + 778 pp. Erster Teil (1929): 1-376; Zweiter Teil (1931): 377-778. Dritter Teil (1934): 779-1022; Vierter Teil (1935): 1023-1154 + xix.
Yen, T.-C., 1939. Die chinesiischen Land- und Süsswasser-Gastropoden des Natur-Museums Senckenberg. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 444: 1-223. July 31.
Zilch, A., 1959-1960.  Gastropoda von Wilhelm Wenz. Teil 2 Euthyneura. Gebrüder Borntraeger, Berlin-Nikolassee, xii + pp. 1-834. pp. 1-200 17 July, 1959; pp. 201-400 25 November, 1959; pp. 401-600 30 March, 1960; pp. 601-835 15 August, 1960.

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