Strombus wilsonorum Abbott, 1967
As Abbott described Strombus
(Canarium) wilsoni, he named it after more than one
person. Therefore the epithet "wilsoni"
is an incorrect original spelling and should be emended, following
ICZN regulations, to "wilsonorum".
Oddly enough, this action
has a consequence. Petuch (1994) described a fossil species
similar to, and maybe conspecific with, Strombus raninus
Gmelin, 1791 as Strombus wilsonorum.
This latter binomen is a junior homonym of
Strombus wilsonorum Abbott, and it has been renamed Strombus
praeraninus Kronenberg and Dekker, 2000. This is only a nomenclatural
act, making no statement whatsoever about the "validity" of Petuch's
Reference: Kronenberg, G. C. and H. Dekker, 2000. A nomenclatural note on Strombus wilsoni Abbott, 1967, and Strombus wilsonorum Petuch, 1994, with the introduction of Strombus praeraninus nom. nov. (Gastropoda, Strombidae). - Basteria 64(1-3): 5-6.
|At a depth of one meter in muddy sand, Nacala Bay (north), Mozambique (29 mm.)|
|In surge channel at a depth of 60 feet, Kwajalein Island (12 mm.)|