Taxonomic reassessment of Planorbis llanerensis from the Neogene of Monagas state, Venezuela (Gastropoda, Planorbidae)
Rodrigo B. Salvador1,2 & Luiz R.L. Simone3
1 Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart. Stuttgart, Germany.
2 Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. Tübingen,
3 Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo. São Paulo, Brazil.
In the 1940’s, a fossil freshwater pulmonate was found in an excavation site in Monagas state, Venezuela (Las Piedras/Quiriquire Formation, Pliocene), and was described as Planorbis llanerensis Palmer, 1945. The genus Planorbis Müller, 1773, however, is now considered to be Palearctic; all its supposed South American species had their allocation in this genus revised. Thus, here we present a taxonomic reassessment of this species, resulting in the new combination Helisoma
Cite as: Salvador R.B. & Simone L.R.L. (2013) Taxonomic reassessment of Planorbis llanerensis from the Neogene of Monagas state, Venezuela (Gastropoda, Planorbidae). Strombus 20(1–2): 1–5.
Publication date: 31 December 2013.