When the book of Simone on Brazilian land and freshwater molluscs appeared in 2006, it became obvious that quite some errors occurred in the text. Nothing too serious, but for the perfectionists that taxonomists are supposed to be still a nuisance in some way or another.
During the course of the years, several errors have been rectified in literature. But Simone has published some correcting papers in his recent Malacopedia.
To begin with the most recent one (Simone, 2020c): “Two cases of problematic taxonomy of Brazilian Subulinidae are unveiled. The basis is the catalogue by Simone (2006). The first is Bulimulus regularis (Pfeiffer, 1852) (species 366), which was transferred to the subulinid genus Beckianum, a new combination. The other is a duality in the Leptinaria parana (Pilsbry, 1906) (species 682), which actually are two species: 1) Subulina parana Pilsbry, 1906; and 2) Leptinaria parana Pilsbry, 1926, both from Pará, Brazil. Details of these taxa are discussed, and a new correction of the catalogue is suggested“.
Another correction concerns a bivalve species (Simone, 2019: “Pisidium pulchellum (d’Orbigny, 1835), from Uruguay and region, is a secondary homonym of P. pulchellum Jenyns, 1831, from Europe. A new replacement name, Pisidium dorbignyi Clessin, 1879 was introduced and is the present correct name. The name P. dorbignyi must replace the P. pulchellum in Simone (2006: 301, species 1055) and the given figure must not be considered (it is of an European P. pulchellum). Brief comments and synonymic list are performed here, including a reproduction of the original figure of P. dorbignyi“.
Finally, in two papers (Simone, 2020a, b) corrections of names are given.
Simone, L.R.L., 2019. The enigmatic case “Pisidium pulchellum” (Bivalvia, Sphaeridae). Malacopedia 2(2): 13-15.
Simone, L.R.L., 2020a. Genera ending in “-stoma” are neuter in gender: South American cases. Malacopedia 3(2): 10-12.
Simone, L.R.L., 2020b. Genera ending in “-opsis” and “-gaster” are feminine; and “-ceras” and “-soma” are neuter in gender: South American cases. – Malacopedia 3(3): 13-15.
Simone, L.R.L., 2020c. Two cases of problematic taxonomy in Brazilian Subulinidae (Gastropoda, Eupulmonata). – Malacopedia 3(4): 16-21.