Pupina peguensis Benson, 1860 (Mollusca:Pupinidae): Tracing a Long Lost Molluscan Type


  • Malacology Division, Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053, West Bengal
  • Malacology Division, Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata – 700053, West Bengal




Asiatic Society of Bengal (ASB), Holotype, Indian Museum, Pupininae.


Here, we have reported a type Pupina peguensis Benson, 1860 lost long from a general lot of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) and provided an accession number to the specimen as “holotypeâ€. This pupinid snail was donated by the Asiatic Society of Bengal to the Indian Museum and thereafter, transferred to the ZSI. Unfortunately, the specimen was overlooked or has been misplaced with general collections. During the current revision of Benson’s molluscan types, we have found this specimen and assigned the status of a holotype based on norms of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). The detailed illustration and original descriptions are presented in the paper along with an accession number. The original and modified descriptions are also provided.


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Tripathy, B., & Sajan, S. (2019). <i>Pupina peguensis</i> Benson, 1860 (Mollusca:Pupinidae): Tracing a Long Lost Molluscan Type. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 119(4), 507–510. https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v119/i4/2019/145896



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