Mitra (Pusia) geoffreyana Melvill, 1910 | NMW.1955.158.00401 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Mitra (Pusia) geoffreyana Melvill, 1910
Lectotype

Melvill, J. C. 1910. Descriptions of twenty-nine species of marine mollusca from the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and North Arabian Sea, mostly collected by Mr. F. W. Townsend of the Indo-European Telegraph Service. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 8(6). pp.1-17. pls 1-2 [12; pl. 2, fig. 20] [Original Description]
Turner, H. 1989. Uncommon and New Mitriform Gastropods from the Indo-Pacific. Part 1. Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape. CH-8903 Birmensdorf. pp.1-35. pls.1-8 [pl. 8, fig. 2] [Type Designation]
Current name: Vexillum geoffreyanum (Melvill, 1910)
Classification: Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : Muricoidea : Costellariidae
Type Status: Lectotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.00401
No. specimens: 1 (Dry shells)
Type Locality: Persian Gulf, off Sheikh-Shuaib Island
Collecting details: F. W. Townsend; J. C. Melvill
References

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Mitra (Pusia) geoffreyana Melvill, 1910 are highlighted in red.

Melvill, J. C. 1910. Descriptions of twenty-nine species of marine mollusca from the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and North Arabian Sea, mostly collected by Mr. F. W. Townsend of the Indo-European Telegraph Service. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 8(6). pp.1-17. pls 1-2 [12; pl. 2, fig. 20] [Cited] [Figured] [Original Description]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [42] [Cited]
Turner, H. 1989. Uncommon and New Mitriform Gastropods from the Indo-Pacific. Part 1. Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape. CH-8903 Birmensdorf. pp.1-35. pls.1-8 [pl. 8, fig. 2] [Figured] [Type Designation]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: off Sheikh-Shuaib Island
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State/Prov.: Persian Gulf,
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Water Body: Arabian Gulf.
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Collected by: F. W. Townsend
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Ex. Collector: J. C. Melvill
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Curatorial Contact

Harriet Wood
Collection Manager: Mollusca
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
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Cardiff
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