Mitra idae Melvill, 1893 | NMW.1955.158.00066 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Mitra idae Melvill, 1893
Lectotype

Melvill, J. C. 1893a. Description of a new species of Mitra. . The Conchologist. 2(6). pp.140-141. pl. 1 [140-141; pl. 1, fig. 6] [Original Description]
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 [362-363; pl. 315, fig. 9] [Type Designation]
Current name: Mitra idae Melvill, 1893
Classification: Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : Muricoidea : Mitridae
Type Status: Lectotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.00066
No. specimens: 1 (Dry shells)
Type Locality: Point Loma, Lower California [Mexico]
Collecting details: Ida Shepherd
Notes
Melvill, 1893: “I have seen nearly thirty specimens of this new form.” Melvill, 1893 does not indicate that the original description was based on one specimen. Cernohorsky, 1976 and Trew, 1987 listed this specimen as a holotype; in accordance with ICZN Art. 74.6 this is an indirect lectotype selection by inference of holotype (Cernohorsky, 1976: 363).
References

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Melvill, J. C. 1893a. Description of a new species of Mitra. . The Conchologist. 2(6). pp.140-141. pl. 1 [140-141; pl. 1, fig. 6] [Cited] [Figured] [Original Description]
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 [362-363; pl. 315, fig. 9] [Cited] [Figured] [Type Designation]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [46] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Point Loma
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Country: Mexico
State/Prov.: Lower California,
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Water Body: N.E. Pacific.
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Ex. Collector: Ida Shepherd
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Curatorial Contact

Harriet Wood
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Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
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