Contributions to Zoology, 85 (4) – 2016

Evidence for the validity of Protatlanta sculpta (Gastropoda: Pterotracheoidea)

Deborah Wall-Palmer1, Alice K. Burridge2, Katja T.C.A. Peijnenburg3, Arie Janssen4, Erica Goetze5, Richard Kirby6, Malcolm B. Hart7, Christopher W. Smart8

1.  School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom. Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands. E-mail: deborah.wall-palmer@plymouth.ac.uk

2.  Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands. Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), University of Amsterdam, P.O. Box 94248, 1090 GE Amsterdam, the Netherlands

3.  Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands. Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), University of Amsterdam, P.O. Box 94248, 1090 GE Amsterdam, the Netherlands

4.  Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands.

5.  Marine Biological Association, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, PL1 2PB, United Kingdom

7.  School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

8.  School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

Keywords: Atlantic Ocean,biogeography,DNA barcoding,morphometrics,Protatlanta,shelled heteropod.