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Molluscan Research 30(1): 53-55; published 31 Mar. 2010
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Austrofusus Kobelt, 1879 replaced by Aethocola Iredale, 1915 in New Zealand (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Buccinulidae)

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The designation of Drupa glans Röding, 1798 as type species for Austrofusus Kobelt, 1879 that has been accepted up until now in New Zealand is invalid, because that species was not an originally included species. Cossmann (1901) validly designated Fusus alternatus Philippi, 1847 (= Fusus fontainei d’Orbigny, 1841) as the type species of Austrofusus, so Austrofusus should be used for the South American buccinulid gastropods usually classified in Aeneator. Austrofusus must be replaced in New Zealand usage by Aethocola Iredale, 1915.

Key words: Austrofusus, Aethocola, Buccinulidae, nomenclature, type species

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