WoRMS taxon details

Volvulella Newton, 1891

138433  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138433)

accepted
Genus
Bulla acuminata Bruguière, 1792 accepted as Volvulella acuminata (Bruguière, 1792) (type by typification of replaced name)
Volvula A. Adams, 1850 (junior homonym of Volvula Gistel, 1848 [Diptera]; Volvulella is a replacement name)
Species Volvulella acuminata (Bruguière, 1792)
Species Volvulella attenuata (A. Adams, 1862)
Species Volvulella californica Dall, 1919
Species Volvulella catharia Dall, 1919
Species Volvulella compacta (Melvill, 1906)
Species Volvulella cylindrella (A. Adams, 1862)
Species Volvulella cylindrica (Carpenter, 1864)
Species Volvulella eburnea (A. Adams, 1850)
Species Volvulella flavotincta (E. von Martens, 1904)
Species Volvulella fortis (Thiele, 1925)
Species Volvulella ischnatracta Pilsbry, 1930
Species Volvulella kinokuniana (Habe, 1946)
Species Volvulella minuta (Bush, 1885)
Species Volvulella multistriata Valdés, 2008
Species Volvulella mutabilis (Barnard, 1963)
Species Volvulella nesentus (Finlay, 1926)
Species Volvulella onoae Valdés, 2008
Species Volvulella opalina (A. Adams, 1862)
Species Volvulella ovulina (A. Adams, 1850)
Species Volvulella panamica Dall, 1919
Species Volvulella paupercula (R. B. Watson, 1883)
Species Volvulella persimilis (Mörch, 1875)
Species Volvulella radiola (A. Adams, 1862)
Species Volvulella rostrata (A. Adams, 1850)
Species Volvulella sculpturata Minichev, 1971
Species Volvulella spectabilis (A. Adams, 1862)
Species Volvulella striatula (A. Adams, 1862)
Species Volvulella suavis (Thiele, 1925)
Species Volvulella sulcata (R. B. Watson, 1883)
Species Volvulella texasiana Harry, 1967
Species Volvulella tokunagai (Makiyama, 1927)
Species Volvulella tragula (Hedley, 1903)
Species Volvulella truncata Dell, 1956

Species Volvulella angustata (A. Adams, 1850) (taxon inquirendum)
Species Volvulella exilis (Thiele, 1925) (taxon inquirendum)
Species Volvulella lenis (Thiele, 1925) (taxon inquirendum)
Species Volvulella mecyntea (Melvill, 1912) (taxon inquirendum)
Species Volvulella pia (Thiele, 1925) (taxon inquirendum)

Species Volvulella callicera Dall, 1919 accepted as Volvulella cylindrica (Carpenter, 1864)
Species Volvulella cathana [sic] accepted as Volvulella catharia Dall, 1919 (misspelling)
Species Volvulella cooperi Dall, 1919 accepted as Volvulella cylindrica (Carpenter, 1864)
Species Volvulella lowei A. M. Strong & Hertlein, 1937 accepted as Volvulella cylindrica (Carpenter, 1864)
Species Volvulella parata Iredale, 1936 accepted as Volvulella rostrata (A. Adams, 1850)
Species Volvulella recta Harry, 1967 accepted as Volvulella minuta (Bush, 1885)
Species Volvulella reflexa sensu Suter, 1913 accepted as Volvulella nesentus (Finlay, 1926) (not Hutton, 1885)
Species Volvulella tenuissima Willett, 1944 accepted as Volvulella panamica Dall, 1919
marine
Newton R. B. (1891). Systematic list of the F. E. Edwards collection of British Oligocene and Eocene mollusca in the British Museum (Natural History), with references to the type-specimens from similar horizons contained in other collections belonging to the Geological Department of the Museum. London, British Museum, XXVIII + 365 pp., available online at https://archive.org/details/systematiclistof00brituoft
page(s): 268 [details]   
Taxonomy Volvulella versus Rhizorus: Unfortunately many shelled opisthobranchs have been named on the basis of their shells alone,...  
Taxonomy Volvulella versus Rhizorus: Unfortunately many shelled opisthobranchs have been named on the basis of their shells alone, and this is a case in point. For the last 100 years there has been an on-going debate, unhappily still unresolved, over the names Volvulella Newton, 1891 [type species Bulla acuminata Bruguiere, 1792] and Rhizorus Montfort, 1810 [type species R. adelaidis Montfort, 1810] and whether they are synonyms. The shells certainly look the same but as they were described only on the shell it is very difficult. On top of that, Mediterranean and North American workers seem to prefer Volvulella while workers on the European North Atlantic and Australian - New Zealand regions have opted for Rhizorus.
(note posted June 30, 2008 by W.B. Rudman in the Sea Slug Forum, Australian Museum, Sydney) [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Volvulella Newton, 1891. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138433 on 2020-09-24
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original description Newton R. B. (1891). Systematic list of the F. E. Edwards collection of British Oligocene and Eocene mollusca in the British Museum (Natural History), with references to the type-specimens from similar horizons contained in other collections belonging to the Geological Department of the Museum. London, British Museum, XXVIII + 365 pp., available online at https://archive.org/details/systematiclistof00brituoft
page(s): 268 [details]   

original description  (of Volvula A. Adams, 1850) Adams A. (1850). Monograph of the family Bullidae. In: G.B. Sowerby II (ed.), <i>Thesaurus Conchyliorum</i>, vol. 2: 553-608, pls 119-125. London, privately published. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/43936916
page(s): 558 [details]   

original description  (of Paravolvulella Harry, 1967) Harry H.W. 1967. A review of the living tectibranch snails of the genus <i>Volvulella</i>, with descriptions of a new subgenus and species from Texas. <i>Veliger</i>, 10: 133-147, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42413856
page(s): 141 [details]   

taxonomy source Harry H.W. 1967. A review of the living tectibranch snails of the genus <i>Volvulella</i>, with descriptions of a new subgenus and species from Texas. <i>Veliger</i>, 10: 133-147, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42413856 [details]   

basis of record Valdés, Á. (2008). Deep-sea "cephalaspidean" heterobranchs (Gastropoda) from the tropical southwest Pacific. In: Héros, V. et al. (eds) Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 25. <em>Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle.</em> 196: 587-792. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
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Taxonomy Volvulella versus Rhizorus: Unfortunately many shelled opisthobranchs have been named on the basis of their shells alone, and this is a case in point. For the last 100 years there has been an on-going debate, unhappily still unresolved, over the names Volvulella Newton, 1891 [type species Bulla acuminata Bruguiere, 1792] and Rhizorus Montfort, 1810 [type species R. adelaidis Montfort, 1810] and whether they are synonyms. The shells certainly look the same but as they were described only on the shell it is very difficult. On top of that, Mediterranean and North American workers seem to prefer Volvulella while workers on the European North Atlantic and Australian - New Zealand regions have opted for Rhizorus.
(note posted June 30, 2008 by W.B. Rudman in the Sea Slug Forum, Australian Museum, Sydney) [details]