Ladislas Lubomirski (1824-1882), a Polish nobleman, had an interest in natural history and contributed to Neotropical malacology. He wrote only one paper on Peruvian land shells (Lubomirski, 1880), which was based on collections made by K.R. Jelksi (1837-1896) and J. Stolzmann (1854-1928, also written as Sztolcman); they travelled through that country in 1870-1874 and 1875-1878 respectively. The shells collected during their trips are kept in Lubormirski’s collection, which is in the Warsaw museum.
In Lubomirski’s paper, several new species are described, two of which belong to the Orthalicoidea: Bulimus (Orphnus) jelskii and Bulimus (Porphyrobaphe) wrzesniowskii. Dominika Mierzwa-Szymkowiak (Museum i Instytut Zoologii) kindly located the type specimens for me and made some photographs. For completeness sake I have also made copies of the original figures.
The first species is now classified as Thaumastus (Scholvienia) jelskii; it was described from Dept. Junín, near Tarma, Amable Maria (-11.168462 S, -75.355516 W). Weyrauch (1964) redescribed this taxon on the basis of new material from the same region. According to his data this species occurs at 1400-1800 m; it may be closely related to species living at higher altitudes, e.g. T. (S.) tarmensis (Philippi, 1867).
The labels show that Lubomirski was in correspondence with Crosse, who considered this shell as a novel species. The green label has Lubomirski’s handwriting.
The second species, described by Lubomirski from “Tambillo”, is now classified as Sultana (Metorthalicus) wrzesniowkii. The type locality, however, is somewhat puzzling as there are several localities of that name in different parts of Peru. Without further knowledge of localities where Stolzmann, who was an ornithologist, collected birds, it will remain difficult to pinpoint this place. In the original figure the top of the shell seems to be missing in the ventral view. However, the label leaves no doubt that this is the (single) specimen which Lubomirski had at hand.
Lubomirski, L. (1880) Notice sur quelques coquilles du Pérou. – Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1879: 719-728.
Weyrauch, W.K. (1964). Nuevos gastropodos terrestres y nuevos sinonimos de Sudamerica, II. – Acta zoologica Lilloana 20: 33-60.