Dentalium aenigmaticum Jordan, 1895 | NMW.1955.158.00751 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Dentalium aenigmaticum Jordan, 1895
Holotype

Jordan, H. K. 1895. On some new species of British mollusca, from the "Triton" Expedition, with a list of other species new to the Faroe Channel. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London. 1(6). pp.264-269. pl. 16, figs 1-8 [264-265; pl. 16, fig. 1a & b] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Dentalium aenigmaticum Jordan, 1895
Classification: Scaphopoda : Dentaliida : Dentaliidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.00751
No. specimens: 1 (Dry shells)
Type Locality: “Triton” Expn. St. 8. 640fms [Faeroes (U.K.)]
Collecting details: 1882; HMS Triton
Notes
This specimen is from the exact type locality and Tomlin has written ‘type’ on it. In his publication Jordan (1895: 264) states that only one specimen was collected from the “Cold area” Stn 8; 640fms which makes this specimen a holotype by monotypy. At the end of the description states that E. A. Smith informed him that two specimens of this species are in the Natural History Museum collections.
References

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Dentalium aenigmaticum Jordan, 1895 are highlighted in red.

Jordan, H. K. 1895. On some new species of British mollusca, from the "Triton" Expedition, with a list of other species new to the Faroe Channel. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London. 1(6). pp.264-269. pl. 16, figs 1-8 [264-265; pl. 16, fig. 1a & b] [Cited] [Figured] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Steiner, G. & Kabat, A. R. 2004. Catalogue of species-group names of Recent and fossil Scaphopoda (Mollusca). Zoosystema. 26(4). pp.549-726 [559] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: “Cold area” 100 miles north of the Butt of Lewis
Continent: -
Country: Faeroes (U.K.)
State/Prov.: Faroe Channel,
County: -
City/Town: -
Island Group: -
Island: -
Water Body: N.E. Atlantic.
Sea Area.: -
Collected by: -
Collecting date: 1882
Ex. Collector: -
Expedition/Survey: HMS Triton
Vessel: -
Sampling Method: -
Field No.: Stn. 8
Field Notes: -
Altitude: -
Depth: 640 fms
OS Grid Ref.: -
Lat./Long.(verbatim): -
Decimal Degress: -
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