MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
On the anatomy of Adelomelon ferussacii (Donovan, 1824) (Gastropoda: Volutidae) from Patagonian shallow waters
SEGADE, M. E.; PASTORINO, G.
THE NAUTILUS (PHILADELPHIA)
The Bailey-Mathews Shell Museum
Lugar: Sanibel; Año: 2007
Several specimens belonging in the volutid species A. ferussacii (Donovan, 1824) were dissected. These were collected during an extraordinary low tide on February 2006 at Playa La Mina, Puerto San Julián, Santa Cruz Province (49º 09´S, 67º 37´W). Gross anatomy - together with SEM pictures of the radulae and shell ustrastructure - are described for the first time. Comparison of these features suggests a close relationship with the other species of the genus Adelomelon Dall, 1906, rising some doubts about the validity of Pachycymbiola Ihering, 1907, where it has been included by recent authors.