Pseudonapaeus purii (Ray, 1951), comb. nov., rediscovery of an endemic snail from western Himalaya (Gastropoda: Enidae)


  • Western Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Pune - 411044, Maharashtra
  • Zoological Survey of India, Parni Vigyan Bhawan, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal
  • Zoological Survey of India, Parni Vigyan Bhawan, M Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal



Buliminus, comb. nov. (Combination Nova), Ena, Endemic, Holotype, Indian Museum, Subzebrinus


The new combination Pseudonapaeus purii (Ray, 1951) (= Ena purii Ray, 1951) is proposed, based on a morphological re-examination of the type specimen of a land snail housed in the National Zoological Collections of the Zoological Survey of India, and re-discovered after a gap of 67 years from the proximity of the type locality. The occurrence of such a land snail even after 67 years since it was discovered in the landscape indicates the suitability of the habitat for such a climatesensitive organism, however, demands in-situ protection. The illustration of the type series and justification for its transfer are discussed herein.


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Tripathy, B., Mukhopadhyay, A., & Sajan, S. (2023). <I>Pseudonapaeus purii</I> (Ray, 1951), comb. nov., rediscovery of an endemic snail from western Himalaya (Gastropoda: Enidae). Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 122(4), 359–362.





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