Buliminus (Napaeus) alboreflexus Ancey, 1882 | NMW.1955.158.24097 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Buliminus (Napaeus) alboreflexus Ancey, 1882

Ancey, C. M. F. 1882c. Coquilles de Chine Centrale nouvelles ou peu connues. Le Naturaliste. 2, 1e Serie, 4e Annee (6). pp.44-45 [45] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Buliminus (Napaeus) alboreflexus Ancey, 1882
Classification: Gastropoda : Stylommatophora : Enoidea : Enidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.24097
No. specimens: 2 sh (Dry)
Type Locality: Prope Inkiapo (‘Chine Centrale’ in the title) [Cl A. David]. [Central China]
Collecting details: "A. David"; C. M. F. Ancey (1919)
Remarks: Ancey (1906: 14-15) quoted an earlier reference for this name, ‘Naturaliste 1882, p.12’. This is an error as there is no mention of alboreflexus on page 12. Type evidence: The NMW lot has a Tomlin ex Ancey 1919 label, A. David’s Inkiapo label and a probable Ancey type label. There is another label with Chine Centrale written on it that could also be A. David’s, but we are unsure. There are two specimens, one rather juvenile, which we consider to be syntypes. The larger of the two closely matches measurements given in the paper. The Geret sales list confirms that types of this species were sold to Tomlin from Ancey’s collection.

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Buliminus (Napaeus) alboreflexus Ancey, 1882 are highlighted in red.

Ancey, C. M. F. 1882c. Coquilles de Chine Centrale nouvelles ou peu connues. Le Naturaliste. 2, 1e Serie, 4e Annee (6). pp.44-45 [45] [Cited] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Wood, H. & Gallichan, J. 2008. The New Molluscan Names of César-Marie-Felix Ancey including illustrated type material from the National Museum of Wales. Studies in Biodiversity and Systematics of Terrestrial Organisms from the National Museum of Wales. Biotir Reports 3. pp.i-vi, 1-162. 26 pls [22-23; pl. 8; figs. 8, ix] [Cited] [Figured]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Inkiapo
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Country: Central China
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Collected by: "A. David"
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Ex. Collector: C. M. F. Ancey (1919)
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Curatorial Contact

Harriet Wood
Collection Manager: Mollusca
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Cathays Park
CF10 3NP

Email: Harriet Wood
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