| Alvania pizzinii Amati, Smriglio & Oliverio|
in Amati, Appolloni, ... et Oliverio, 2020.
Herein we revise several Recent Mediterranean species of the rissoid genus Alvania Risso, 1826: Alvania scabra (Philippi, 1844), Alvania sculptilis (Monterosato, 1877), Alvania sororcula Granata-Grillo, 1877, Alvania lucinae Oberling, 1970, Alvania josefoi Oliver & Templado, 2009 and Alvania scuderii Villari, 2017. They represent a rather homogeneous group of morphologically similar species, referred to as the Alvania scabra complex, which includes also some other species from the northeastern Atlantic. We designate a neotype for Rissoa scabra Philippi, 1844 and a lectotype for Rissoa oranica Pallary, 1900 to stabilize the use of the names. Alvania oranica (Pallary, 1900) is confirmed as a synonym of Alvania scabra (Philippi, 1844), and Alvania asperella (Granata-Grillo, 1877) is proposed as a synonym of Alvania sororcula (Granata-Grillo, 1877) [new synonymy]. Finally, we describe one new Mediterranean species: Alvania pizzinii Amati, Smriglio & Oliverio n. sp. from Levanzo Is., Sicily.
Keywords: Mollusca, Gastropoda; Rissoidae; Mediterranean Sea; Alvania; new species; taxonomy
Bruno Amati, Massimo Appolloni, Andrea Di Giulio, Danilo Scuderi, Carlo Smriglio and Marco Oliverio. 2020. Revision of the Recent Alvania scabra (Philippi, 1844) Complex (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Rissoidae) from the Mediterranean Sea with the Description of A New Species. Zootaxa. 4767(3); 415–458. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4767.3.3