Helix basileus W.H. Benson, 1861 | UMZC I.103430.A | Mollusca Types in Britain & Ireland
Type Specimen

Helix basileus W.H. Benson, 1861
Holotype

Benson, W.H. 1861. Characters of a gigantic Helix from southern India, and of other species from northern India, the Malayan Coast, and the Andaman Islands. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (3) 7(38). pp.81–85 [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Preece, R. C., White, T. S., Raheem, D., Ketchum, H., Ablett, J., Taylor, H., Webb, K., & Naggs, F. 2022. William Benson and the golden age of malacology in British India: biography, illustrated catalogue and evaluation of his molluscan types. Tropical Natural History, Supplement 6, Chulalongkorn University. pp.434 [Type Designation]
Current name: Ariophanta basileus W.H. Benson [source: Preece et. al., 2022]
Classification: Gastropoda : Stylommatophora : Helicina : Helicarionoidea : Ariophantidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Tom White ]
Collection: University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge (W.H. Benson collection)
Catalogue No.: UMZC I.103430.A
No. specimens: 1 (dry)
Type Locality: [India]
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Notes
For a detailed review of all of William Benson's taxa and type series, see Preece et al. (2022)
References

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Benson, W.H. 1861. Characters of a gigantic Helix from southern India, and of other species from northern India, the Malayan Coast, and the Andaman Islands. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (3) 7(38). pp.81–85 [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Preece, R. C., White, T. S., Raheem, D., Ketchum, H., Ablett, J., Taylor, H., Webb, K., & Naggs, F. 2022. William Benson and the golden age of malacology in British India: biography, illustrated catalogue and evaluation of his molluscan types. Tropical Natural History, Supplement 6, Chulalongkorn University. pp.434 [Type Designation] [Cited] [Figured]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: in the hills near Trichoor, Eastern India
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