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PARAENSE, W Lobato. Neotropical planorbid snails with apertural lamellae: I. Biomphalaria helophila (Orbigny, 1835). Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 1996, vol.91, n.2, pp.177-186. ISSN 0074-0276.

A definition of Biomphalaria helophila (Orbigny, 1835) is presented, based on examination of the shell and reproductive system of topotypic specimens and extended to a number of samples from other localities. The following nominal species and subspecies, collected from type localities, proved junior synonyms of B. helophila: Planorbis albicans Pfeiffer, 1839; Planorbis dentatus Gould, 1844; Planorbis dentiferus CB Adams, 1845; Planorbis dentiferus edentatus CB Adams, 1851; Planorbis dentiens Morelet, 1849; Planorbula dentiens edentula Fischer & Crosse, 1880; Planorbis stagnicola Morelet, 1851; and Tropicorbis shimeki FC Baker, 1945. B. helophila was also identified in samples from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Barbados.

Keywords : Neotropical Planorbidae; synonymy; Biomphalaria helophila; Planorbis albicans; Planorbis dentatus; Planorbis dentiferus; Planorbis dentiens; Planorbis stagnicola; Tropicorbis shimeki.

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