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1 March 2012 New species of Muricidae (Gastropoda) and additional or noteworthy records from the western Pacific
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Fourteen species of Muricidae referable to the (sub)genera Promurex Ponder & Vokes, 1988, Pygmaepterys Vokes, 1978, Murexsul Iredale, 1915, Pazinotus Vokes, 1970, Prototyphis Ponder, 1972, Ponderia Houart, 1986, Gemixystus Iredale, 1929, Ieptotrophon Houart, 1995 and Scabrotrophon McLean, 1996 are reported from New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands and Taiwan, to depths down to 1750 m. Five new species are described: Favartia (Pygmaepterys) lifouensis n. sp. from New Caledonia with range extension to the Solomon Islands, Pazinotus chionodes n. sp. and Gemixystus calcareus n. sp. from New Caledonia, Leptotrophon wareni n. sp. from the Solomon Islands and Favartia (Pygmaepterys) circinata n. sp. from Taiwan.

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Roland Houart and Virginie Héros "New species of Muricidae (Gastropoda) and additional or noteworthy records from the western Pacific," Zoosystema 34(1), (1 March 2012). https://doi.org/10.5252/z2012n1a2
Received: 2 May 2011; Accepted: 1 September 2011; Published: 1 March 2012
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