Marginella californica Tomlin, 1916 | NMW.1955.158.01089 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Marginella californica Tomlin, 1916

Tomlin, J. R. le B. 1916. Note on the Marginella varia of Sowerby. . The Nautilus. 29(12). pp.138-139 [138-139] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Volvarina (Volvarina) taeniolata Mörch, 1860
Classification: Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : Muricoidea : Marginellidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.01089
No. specimens: 1 (Dry shells)
Type Locality: California [USA]
Collecting details:
Tomlin, 1916: “The type specimen, which is in my own collection...”

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Marginella californica Tomlin, 1916 are highlighted in red.

Tomlin, J. R. le B. 1916. Note on the Marginella varia of Sowerby. . The Nautilus. 29(12). pp.138-139 [138-139] [Cited] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Tomlin, J. R. le B. 1917. A systematic list of the Marginellidae. . Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London. 12(5). pp.242-306 [256] [Cited]
Coan, E. & Roth, B. 1966. The west American Marginellidae. Veliger. 8(4). pp.276-299. pls. 49-51 [287-289; pl. 50, figs. 49-50] [Figured] [Nomenclature]
Trew, A. 1990. John R. le B. Tomlin’s New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-101 [46] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: San Diego
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Country: USA
State/Prov.: California,
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Curatorial Contact

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