Mitra (Turricula) caloxesta Melvill, 1888 | NMW.1955.158.00389 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Mitra (Turricula) caloxesta 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 [283; pl. 2, fig. 14] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Vexillum (Pusia) caloxestum (Melvill, 1888)
Classification: Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : Muricoidea : Costellariidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.00389
No. specimens: 1 (Dry shells)
Type Locality: Andaman Isles [India]
Collecting details: J. C. Melvill
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 (Turricula) caloxesta 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 [283; pl. 2, fig. 14] [Cited] [Figured] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [29] [Cited]
Turner, H. 1989. Uncommon and New Mitriform Gastropods from the Indo-Pacific. Part 1. Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape. CH-8903 Birmensdorf. pp.1-35. pls.1-8 [pl. 7, fig. 1] [Figured]
Turner, H. 2001. Katalog der familie Costellariidae Macdonald 1860 (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia: Muricoidea). Hackenheim: ConchBooks. pp.1-100 [22] [Nomenclature]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Andamans
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Country: India
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Island Group: Andaman Islands
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Water Body: Indian Ocean
Sea Area.: Indo-West Pacific
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Ex. Collector: J. C. Melvill
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Curatorial Contact

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Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
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