Mitra (Strigatella) abacophora Melvill, 1888 | NMW.1955.158.00096 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Mitra (Strigatella) abacophora Melvill, 1888

Melvill, J. C. 1888b. Descriptions of fifteen new species of Mitra. Journal of Conchology. 5(9). pp.281-288. pl. 2, figs 11-25 [286; pl. 2, fig. 22] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Mitra (Strigatella) abacophora Melvill, 1888
Classification: Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : Muricoidea : Mitridae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.00096
No. specimens: 1 (Dry shells)
Type Locality: No locality given in paper
Collecting details: J. C. Melvill; 4/12/1887
Melvill, 1888b: 288: “NOTE.- The types of the foregoing species are in my collection, and with the exception of M. percnodictya and rhodinosphaera, of each of which only two specimens are known, and M. aerumnosa and fulvosulcata, of which there are several, are all represented as yet by single unique specimens”.

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Mitra (Strigatella) abacophora Melvill, 1888 are highlighted in red.

Melvill, J. C. 1888b. Descriptions of fifteen new species of Mitra. Journal of Conchology. 5(9). pp.281-288. pl. 2, figs 11-25 [286; pl. 2, fig. 22] [Cited] [Figured] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Cernohorsky, W. O. 1976. The Mitridae of the World. Part 1. The subfamily Mitrinae. 3(17). Indo-Pacific Mollusca. pp.273-528. figs.pls 248-466 [311-312] [Cited]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [22] [Cited]
Thorrson, W. & Salisbury, R. 2006. Living Mitridae. Internet Hawaiian Shell News, Feature-1 Section. Available from: . [Accessed: ] [Cited] [Figured]
Turner, H. 2007. Six new species of Mitridae from the Indian and Pacific Oceans, with remarks on Mitra abacophora Melvill, 1888 (Neogastropoda: Muricoidea). . Contributions to Natural History. Scientific papers from the Natural History Museum Bern. 10. pp.1-39. figs 1-35 [6; figs. 7] [Cited] [Figured] [Nomenclature]
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Curatorial Contact

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