Cassis kalosmodix Melvill, 1883 | NMW.1955.158.00020 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Cassis kalosmodix Melvill, 1883
Holotype

Melvill, J. C. 1883. Description of a new species of Cassis. . Journal of Conchology. 4(2). pp.43-44. pl. 1, fig. 1 [43-44; pl. 1, fig. 1] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Casmaria kalosmodix (Melvill, 1883)
Classification: Gastropoda : Mesogastropoda : Tonnoidea : Cassidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.00020
No. specimens: 1 (Dry shells)
Type Locality: Locality of .... the type unknown, but most probably the species is native of eastern seas. Tucker Abbott (1968) puts forward “Midway, Hawaiian Chain” as the type locality.
Collecting details: G. B. Sowerby 21/2/1882; J. C. Melvill
Notes
Melvill, 1883: “This very handsome species, of which the type is in my collection...”
References

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Melvill, J. C. 1883. Description of a new species of Cassis. . Journal of Conchology. 4(2). pp.43-44. pl. 1, fig. 1 [43-44; pl. 1, fig. 1] [Cited] [Figured] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Abbot, R. T. 1968. The Helmet shells of the world (Cassidae). Part 1. 2(9). Indo-Pacific Mollusca. pp.7-201. figs.pls 1-187 [192-193] [Cited]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [48] [Cited]
Buijse, J. A., Dekker, H. & Verbinnen, G. 2013. On the identity of Casmaria species (Gastropoda, Cassidae) with descriptions of two new species. Acta Conchyliorum Monographien. 14. pp.1-93. pl. 1-30 [16; pl. 14, figs 2a-c] [Cited] [Figured] [Nomenclature]
Specimen Data
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Ex. Collector: G. B. Sowerby 21/2/1882; J. C. Melvill
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Curatorial Contact

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