gattegnoiPoppe & Tagaro, 2017

Conus. Visaya 4: 5-18, figured. Philippines, Mactan Island, Punta Engaño, 400 m deep. Range: Central Philippines, in deep water. Genus: Conasprella.

lindapowerae Petuch & Berschauer, 2017

Jaspidiconus. The Festivus 49(4): 317-327. fig. 3E, F. Punta Salinas, Peravia province, south coast of Dominican Republic. Range: South coast of Dominican Republic. Genus: Jaspidiconus.

kersteni  Thach, 2017a

Conus. New shells of Southeast Asia. Sea shells & Land snails, p. 27, pl. 23, figs 287-293. Phan Rang area, Ninh Thuân province, Vietnam. The name is a junior primary homonym of kersteni Tenorio, Afonso & Rolán, 2008, and hence invalid under ICZN articles 57.1 and 57.2. Is a young vexillum or capitaneus. Genus: Rhizoconus.

ducphuongi  Thach, 2017

Conus. New shells of Southeast Asia. Sea shells & Land snails, p. 27, pl. 22, figs 274-280. Nha Trang area, Khánh Hòa province, Vietnam. It is a pale form (possibly juvenile) of tessulatus. Genus: Tesselliconus.

cristinapessoae  Cossignani & Fiadeiro, 2017a.

Africonus. Malacologia Mostra Mondiale 94: 26-36, figured. Varandinha, Boa Vista island, Cape Verde. It is most likely a form of fuscoflavus. Genus: Africonus.

altispira Bozzetti, 2017g

Pionoconus gubernator. Malacologia Mostra Mondiale 97: 3-5, figured. Type locality not stated. Not an available name under ICZN articles 16.1 (every new name published after 1999 must be explicitly indicated as intentionally new) and 16.4.1 (every new specific and subspecific name published after 1999 must be accompanied in the original publication by the explicit fixation of a holotype for the nominal taxon). Introduced in an implicit manner as a forma name, and therefore not an available name also under ICZN articles 45.5 and 45.6 (infrasubspecific; introduced as form after 1960). Genus: Pionoconus.

kellyae Petuch, Berschauer & Poremski, 2017

Jaspidiconus. The Festivus 49(3): 237-246, fig. 2A. Dredged from 40 m depth off the Farallones Islands, Portobelo, Panama. Range: Deeper offshore areas of northern Panama. Genus:Jaspidiconus.

carvalhoi  Petuch & Berschauer, 2017

Jaspidiconus. The Festivus 49(4):317-327, fig. 3A, B. Between Maras Cay and Cayo Mayor, Miskito Cays, Nicaragua. Range: Known only from Miskito Cays. Genus: Jaspidiconus.

guadalupensis Bozzetti, 2017h

Conus villepinii. Malacologia Mostra Mondiale 97: 19-20, figured. Type locality not stated formally. The holotype locality is “Guadalupa, Lesser Antilles”. It is a plain form, possibly juvenile, of villepinii and not a subspecies, due to its overlapping range of distribution with that for the nominal species. It is villepinii. Genus: Conasprelloides.

azurea Bozzetti, 2017g

Darioconus pennaceus melbae f. Malacologia Mostra Mondiale 97: 3-5, figured. Type locality not stated. Not an available name  under ICZN articles 45.5 and 45.6 (infrasubspecific; introduced as form after 1960). Not an available name under ICZN articles 16.1 (every new name published after 1999 must be explicitly indicated as intentionally new) and 16.4.1 (every new specific and subspecific name published after 1999 must be accompanied in the original publication by the explicit fixation of a holotype for the nominal taxon). In addition to this, the name melbae is considered nomen nudum (formal description never published). Genus:Darioconus.

Paratype 4 of Africonus guiandradoi, P. Kersten coll., 24.3 mm, off NE Sal Rei, Baixa da Hortinha, Boa Vista island, Cape Verde. Photo © Paul Kersten.

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booti  Petuch, Berschauer & Poremski, 2017.

Jaspidiconus. The Festivus 49(3): 237-246, fig. 2B. Off Malmok, Aruba. Range: Known only from the Malmok coast of Aruba. Genus: Jaspidiconus.

Paratype 2 of Africonus decolrobertoi, Paul Kersten coll., 12.7 mm, Praia Real, Maio island, Cape Verde.

Paratype 2 of Africonus cristinapessoae, Paul Kersten coll., 21.2 mm, Varandinha, Boa Vista island, Cape Verde.

Holotype of Jaspidiconus chaac LACM 3478, 14.5 mm, off Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

levenensisMonnier & Tenorio, 2017

Fusiconus. Xenophora Taxonomy 17, 36-42, figured. Banc du Leven, off NW coast of Madagascar, 12°40.2’S, 48°18’E, 185–190 m. Range: Banc du Leven, off NW coast of Madagascar. Genus:Fusiconus.

chinchorroensis  Petuch, Berschauer & Poremski, 2017.

Jaspidiconus. The Festivus 49(3): 237-246, fig. 1C. Banco Chinchorro Atoll, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Range: presumed endemic to Banco Chinchorro Atoll, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Genus: Jaspidiconus.

lusca  Petuch, Berschauer & Poremski, 2017.

Jaspidiconus. The Festivus 49(3): 237-246, fig. 1D. Off the northern end of Providenciales Island (“Provo Island”), Turks and Caicos Islands. Range: Turks and Caicos Islands. Genus: Jaspidiconus.

ixchel Petuch, Berschauer & Poremski, 2017

Jaspidiconus. The Festivus 49(3): 237-246, fig. 1B. Off Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Range: known only from Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Genus:Jaspidiconus.

New Taxa described in 2015


See below for bibliographic references

Holotype of Jaspidiconus chinchorroensis LACM 3480, 16.5 mm, Banco Chinchorro Atoll, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

guiandradoi Cossignani & Fiadeiro, 2017c

Africonus. Malacologia Mostra Mondiale  97: 52-53, figured. NE Sal Rei, Baixa da Hortinha, Boa Vista island, Cape Verde. Is josephinae. Genus: Africonus.

Paratype 1 of Africonus barrosensis, Paul Kersten coll., 10.6 mm, João Barrosa, Boa Vista island, Cape Verde.

Holotype of Jaspidiconus ferreirai LACM 3490, 20.9 mm, off SE coast Cayo Mayor, Miskito Cays, Nicaragua. Photo © David P. Berschauer.

ferreirai  Petuch & Berschauer, 2017

Jaspidiconus. The Festivus 49(4): 213-327, fig. 3C, D. Off SE coast Cayo Mayor, Miskito Cays, Nicaragua. Range: Known only from Miskito Cays. Genus: Jaspidiconus.

chaac  Petuch, Berschauer & Poremski, 2017.

Jaspidiconus. The Festivus 49(3): 237-246, fig. 1A. Off Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Range: Northeastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and Quintana Roo State, Mexico. Genus: Jaspidiconus.

Holotype of Fusiconus levenensis, MNHN IM-2000-33618, 45.7 mm, Banc du Leven, off NW coast of Madagascar, 185–190 m. Photo © Manuel Caballer.

Paratype 2 of Africonus espingueirensis, Paul Kersten coll., 9.7 mm, Espingueira, Boa Vista island, Cape Verde.

ambolimailakanus Bozzetti, 2017g

Pionoconus gubernator. Malacologia Mostra Mondiale 97: 3-5, figured. Type locality not stated. Not an available name under ICZN articles 16.1 (every new name published after 1999 must be explicitly indicated as intentionally new) and 16.4.1 (every new specific and subspecific name published after 1999 must be accompanied in the original publication by the explicit fixation of a holotype for the nominal taxon). Introduced in an implicit manner as a forma name, and therefore not an available name also under ICZN articles 45.5 and 45.6 (infrasubspecific; introduced as form after 1960). Genus:Pionoconus.

dangdami  Thach, 2017.

Conus. New shells of Southeast Asia. Sea shells & Land snails, p. 27, plate 21, figs 261-263. Nha Trang area, Khánh Hòa province, Vietnam. It is eximius. Genus: Calamiconus.

albobrunnea Bozzetti, 2017j

Conasprella. Malacologia Mostra Mondiale 97: 50-51, figured. Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Southeastern India. Is a local form of eucoronata. Genus: Conasprella.

barrosensis  Cossignani & Fiadeiro, 2017a.

Africonus. Malacologia Mostra Mondiale 94: 26-36, figured. João Barrosa, Boa Vista island, Cape Verde. It is most likely a form of diminutus or boavistensis. Genus: Africonus.

Holotype of Conasprella albobrunnea, MNHN, 24.2 mm, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Southeastern India.

Holotype of Conus gattegnoi  provisionally in Conchology, Inc., 25.5 mm, Philippines, Mactan Island, Punta Engaño, 400 m deep. Photo © Conchology, Inc.

Holotype of Jaspidiconus lindapowerae LACM 3491, 19.1 mm, Punta Salinas, Peravia province, south coast of  Dominican Republic. Photo © David P. Berschauer.

decolrobertoi  Cossignani & Fiadeiro, 2017a

Africonus. Malacologia Mostra Mondiale 94: 26-36, figured. Praia Real, Maio island, Cape Verde. It is most likely a form (juvenile) of maioensis. Genus: Africonus.

albospiratus Bozzetti, 2017g

Cylinder textile. Malacologia Mostra Mondiale 97: 3-5, figured. Type locality not stated. Not an available name under ICZN articles 16.1 (every new name published after 1999 must be explicitly indicated as intentionally new) and 16.4.1 (every new specific and subspecific name published after 1999 must be accompanied in the original publication by the explicit fixation of a holotype for the nominal taxon). Introduced in an implicit manner as a forma name, and therefore not an available name also under ICZN articles 45.5 and 45.6 (infrasubspecific; introduced as form after 1960). Genus:Cylinder.

espingueirensis  Cossignani & Fiadeiro, 2017a

Africonus. Malacologia Mostra Mondiale 94: 26-36, figured. Baía de Espingueira, Boa Vista island, Cape Verde. It is most likely a form of antoniaensis. Genus: Africonus.

Holotype of Jaspidiconus kellyae LACM 3482, 20.8 mm, dredged from 40 m depth off the Farallones Islands, Portobelo, Panama.

Holotype of Jaspidiconus lusca LACM 3481, 15.3 mm, Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands.

Holotype of Jaspidiconus ixchel LACM 3479, 18.3 mm, off Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Holotype of Jaspidiconus carvalhoi LACM 3489, 17.7 mm, between Maras Cay and Cayo Mayor, Miskito Cays, Nicaragua. Photo © David P. Berschauer.

Holotype of Africonus gallopalvoi MMM, Cupra Marittima, 17.8 mm, Varandinha, Boa Vista island, Cape Verde.

Holotype of Jaspidiconus booti LACM 3484, 19.7 mm, off Malmok, Aruba.

geeraertsi Poppe & Tagaro, 2017

Conus. Visaya 4: 5-18, figured. Philippines, Mactan Island, Punta Engaño, Malingin, 150 m deep. Range: Central Philippines, in deep water. Genus: Conasprella.

gallopalvoi  Cossignani & Fiadeiro, 2017a

Africonus.Malacologia Mostra Mondiale 94: 26-36, figured. Varandinha, Boa Vista island, Cape Verde. It is most likely a patterned form of fuscoflavus. Genus: Africonus.

Holotype of Conus geeraertsi provisionally in Conchology, Inc., 26.2 mm, Philippines, Mactan Island, Punta Engaño, 150 m deep. Photo © Conchology, Inc.

Holotype of Conus villepinii guadalupensis, MNHN, 22.1 mm, Guadeloupe.