The genus Babylonia revisited (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Buccinidae)
Taxonomic and biogeographic data on Babylonia and Zemiropsis, published after the 1981 monograph on Babylonia by Altena & Gittenberger, are summarized and new data are added. Babylonia and Zemiropsis are characterized and considered most closely related genera. Babylonia lani spec. nov. and Babylonia umbilifusca spec. nov. are introduced as new to science. Babylonia leonis Altena & Gittenberger, 1972, described from pliocene-pleistocene deposits, is reported as an extant species. The enigmatic “Babylonia” rosadoi is considered a Zemiropsis species on the basis of both shell morphology and distribution.
|Keywords||Gastropoda, Buccinidae, Babylonia, Plio/Pleistocene, recent, taxonomy, new species, distribution|
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Gittenberger, E, & Goud, J. (2003). The genus Babylonia revisited (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Buccinidae). Zoologische Verhandelingen, 345, 151–162.