This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...arcuate, columellar curved, oblique, not reflected over the umbilicus, but carried forward for a short distance. Major diam. 12, min. 11, height mm. Hab. Ceylon and Southern India; Trichinopoly, Kolamalai Hills, Areot ( W. T. B.); Myhendra, Travancore (Beddomc). A common species in the Carnatic and, apparently, in Ceylon. Nevill has shown that the true Helix semifusca of Deshayes, supposed to have been brought from Pondicherry, really came from Mauritius. At the same time the shell described by Pfeifl'er is different from woodiana, as Nevill shows. The types of H. woodiana and H. carneola in the British Museum appear to me identical. 218. Macrochlamys? ratila, Blf. P. Z. S. 1904, ii. p. 443, pi. 25, fig. 11. Shell perforate, depressed, glassy, polished, closely, minutely and regularly striated longitudinally (spirally) under the microscope above and below, light chestnut; spire very low, suture slightly impressed; whorls (j, convex, the last broader, rounded at the periphery, convex beneath; aperture slightly oblique, lunate; peristome thin, upper margin slightly arcuate, basal nearly straight, columellar oblique, briefly and triangularly reflected above. Major diam. scarcely 15, mill. 13, height 6 mm. Uab. Auagundi Shola, Anaimalai Hills Beddomc). 219. Macrochlamys? vallicola, Pfr. (Helix) P. Z. S. 1854, p. 289; id, (Helix) Won. JEM. iv, 1859, -p. 46; if. # r. (Helix) C. J. 1876, pi. 128, figs. 8, 9. Shell perforate, depressed, smooth, highly polished, marked with fine, concentric (longitudinal), not very close, and slightly impressed lines (only visible under a microscope) above and faintly below; isabelline tawny, whitish beneath; spire almost flat, suture shallow, slightly impressed; whorls 5, slightly convex, the last rounded at the...
|Author:||William Thomas Blanford|
|Number of Pages:||00126|
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