Murex barclayi Reeve, 1858 | NMW.1955.158.00015 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Murex barclayi Reeve, 1858
Paralectotype(s)

Reeve, L. A. 1857 & 1858. Descriptions of seven new shells from the collection of the Hon. Sir David Barclay, of Port Louis, Mauritius. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 25(339/340), 1857. pp.207-210. pls 37-38 [209; pl. 38, fig. 2a & b] [Original Description]
D'Attilio, A. & Hertz, C. 1987. Comparison of Naquetia annandalei (Preston, 1910) and Naquetia barclayi (Reeve, 1857). The Festivus. 19(6). pp.56-60 [58] [Type Designation]
Current name: Naquetia barclayi (Reeve, 1857) [WoRMS ID: 217176]
Classification: Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : Muricoidea : Muricidae
Type Status: Paralectotype(s) [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.00015
No. specimens: 1 (Dry shells)
Type Locality: St. Brandon Shoal, near Mauritius (thrown on shore after a hurricane)
Collecting details: Sir D. Barclay; Sir D. Barclay; H. Fulton; J. C. Melvill
Notes
Lectotype (designated by D'Attilio & Hertz, 1987) is in NHMUK (196277). Provenance: This specimen was bought at the sale of Sir David Barclay’s collection in 1891, three years after his death. Although J. C. Melvill was at this sale and purchased several lots, the Murex barclayi was not one of them. Further investigation is needed to find out who purchased it at this sale and how it came to be in the Melvill-Tomlin collection. The lectotype was originally in the Mrs de Burgh collection, which was purchased by V. W. MacAndrew and after his death passed to the NHM (Dance, 1986).
References

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Murex barclayi Reeve, 1858 are highlighted in red.

Reeve, L. A. 1857 & 1858. Descriptions of seven new shells from the collection of the Hon. Sir David Barclay, of Port Louis, Mauritius. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 25(339/340), 1857. pp.207-210. pls 37-38 [209; pl. 38, fig. 2a & b] [Cited] [Figured] [Original Description]
Dance, S. P. 1969. Rare Shells. London: Faber & Faber. pp.128. 50 colour pls [74] [Cited]
Harasewych, J. 1973. More on Murex barclayi. Hawaiian Shell News. 21(3); 159. pp.4. figs 1-3 [4; figs. 2] [Cited] [Figured]
Abbott, R. T. & Dance, S. P. 1982. Compendium of seashells. E. P. Dutton, Inc. New York. pp.i-x, 1-411. text figs [133; pl.text fig.] [Figured]
D'Attilio, A. & Hertz, C. 1987. Comparison of Naquetia annandalei (Preston, 1910) and Naquetia barclayi (Reeve, 1857). The Festivus. 19(6). pp.56-60 [58] [Cited] [Type Designation]
Houart, R. 1992. The genus Chicoreus and related genera (Gastropoda: Muricidae) in the Indo-West Pacific. (A), 154. Mémoires du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle. pp.1-188. figs 1-480 [126] [Cited]
Merle, D., Garrigues, B. & Pointier, J.-P. 2011. Fossil and recent Muricidae of the world. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. pp.1-648. pls 1-608; text figs 1-81 [404] [Cited] [Nomenclature]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: St. Brandon Shoal
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Collected by: Sir D. Barclay
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Ex. Collector: Sir D. Barclay; H. Fulton; J. C. Melvill
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Curatorial Contact

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Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
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