In the Brazilian journal CheckList recently appeared new data on a Helicina species from off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
“New records of Helicina inaequistriata Pilsbry, 1900 (Gastropoda: Helicinidae) are reported here from southeastern Brazil: Cabo Frio Island (“Ilha do Cabo Frio” in Portuguese), a continental island off Rio de Janeiro state, and three localities in São Paulo state (Mairiporã and Piracicaba municipalities and Alto Ribeira State and Tourist Park). The species was previously known only from Grande Island (“Ilha Grande”), off southern Rio de Janeiro, and two localities in São Paulo state (including the type locality). The occurrence of this species in well preserved areas such as Cabo Frio Island and Alto Ribeira Park is reassuring. The species is known from few localities and data on its abundance and conservation status are unknown”.
Salvador, R.B., et al., 2014. New records of Helicina inaequistriata (Gastropoda: Helicinidae) from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo states, Brazil. – CheckList 10 (4): 936–938. Available at http://biotaxa.org/cl/article/view/10.4.936.
Santa Catarina state in southern Brazil is becoming one of the best-known regions within Brazil, thanks to the efforts of Ignacio Agudo-Padrón. A new paper lists 12 additional continental species from the state (Agudo-Padrón et al., 2014).
Among the new records are the following terrestrial species: Helicina cf. laterculus F. Baker, 1914; Adelopoma brasiliensis Morretes, 1954; Bulimulus cf. sporadicus (d’Orbigny, 1835); Pseudoxychona polytricha (Ihering, 1912); Simpulopsis gomesae Silva & Thomé, 2006; Simpulopsis promatensis Silva & Thomé, 2006; Gastrocopta solitaria (E.A. Smith, 1890); Pupisoma discoricola (Adams, 1845); Leptinaria cf. ritchiei Pilsbry, 1907; Tamayoa cf. banghaasi (Boettger in Thiele, 1927).
Agudo-Padrón, A.I., Luz, J.S. da, Lisboa, L.K. & Zermiani, A.E. (2014). Additional twelve new records to inventory of continental
mollusc species from Santa Catarina State/ SC, Central Southern Brazil. — Boletin de la Asociación Argentina de Malacologia 3(2): 11–20.
The journal issue is available at: http://bit.ly/NTbeEy. Other issues are available on http://www.malacoargentina.com.ar/boletin.html