Latirus praestantior Melvill, 1891 | NMW.1955.158.00359 | Mollusca Types in Britain & Ireland
Type Specimen

Latirus praestantior Melvill, 1891
Holotype

Melvill, J. C. 1891c. Description of a new species of Latirus. . Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. Series 4, 5. pp.92-93 [92-93] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Pustulatirus praestantior (Melvill, 1891)
Classification: Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : Muricoidea : Fasciolariidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.00359
No. specimens: 1 (Dry shells)
Type Locality: Mauritius [Mauritius]
Collecting details: Sir David Barclay
Notes
Melvill, 1891: “This specimen, at present the only one known, formed part of the collection of Sir David Barclay, Bart.”
References

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Melvill, J. C. 1891c. Description of a new species of Latirus. . Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. Series 4, 5. pp.92-93 [92-93] [Cited] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [58] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Mauritius
Continent: Africa
Country: Mauritius
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Water Body: Indian Ocean
Sea Area.: West Indian Ocean
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Ex. Collector: Sir David Barclay
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Curatorial Contact

Jennifer Gallichan
Curator – Mollusca/Vertebrates
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NP

Email: Jennifer Gallichan
Tel: +44 (0)29 2057 3217

Anna Holmes
Curator of Bivalves
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NP

Email: Anna Holmes
Tel: +44 (0)29 2057 3343

Graham Oliver
Honorary Research Fellow
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NP

Email: Graham Oliver
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James Turner
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Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff
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Email: James Turner
Tel: +44 (0)29 2057 3135

Harriet Wood
Collection Manager: Mollusca
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NP

Email: Harriet Wood
Tel: +44 (0)29 2057 3244

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