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Ampullaria puntaplaya - Pomacea puntaplaya -- Specimen 4

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Original combination: Ampullaria puntaplaya Cousin, 1887 - accepted as Pomacea puntaplaya (Cousin, 1887) - SPECIMEN 4 [Ampullaria 949 Boquilla del Estao de Zanumilla - ga - Oro Eudonu Anda [label hard to read: retranscription certainly with errors] - MT.3849 - BE-RBINS-MT-3849-Ampullaria-puntaplaya - General : MT.3849 ex:tiroir 202 Ampullaria puntaplaya Cousin, 1887 Loc: Zanumilla. I.G.10591 Photographié par Y. Barette le 10/2019 - Original description (of Ampullaria puntaplaya Cousin, 1887) Cousin, A. (1887). Faune malacologique de la Republique de l'Équateur. Bulletin de la Société zoologique de France. 12: 187-287., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/36024096 - page(s): 278, pl. 4 fig. 2 [details] This specimen was in the same plastic box as the syntypes and labelled as such, but this is obviously presumably not a type. Concerning the type locality, Cousin (1887) said: "Hab. — Cette espèce habite de petits cours d'eau (acequiâ ou Esterito). J'en ai recueilli un assez grand nombre derrière la maison de M. Hurtado à Punta-Playa." NOTE (C. d'Udekem d'Acoz 21 Jan. 2021): there are strange things concerning the specimens registered as "MT.3849 syntypes of Ampullaria puntaplaya"; there are specimens from different localities and there are huge differences in shell morphology between specimens; I was wondering if more than one species was involved.