Streptaxis welwitschii Morelet, 1867 | NMW.1955.158.26689 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Streptaxis welwitschii Morelet, 1867
Syntype(s) (possible)

Morelet, A. 1867. Mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles. Voyage du Friederich Welwitsch exécuté par ordre du governement Portugais dans les Royaumes d’Angola et de Benguella (Afrique equinoxiale). Paris. pp.102. pls 1-9 [57-58; pl. 1, fig. 7] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Gonaxis welwitschii (Morelet, 1867)
Classification: Gastropoda : Stylommatophora : Streptaxoidea : Streptaxidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) (possible) [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.26689
No. specimens: 1 (Dry)
Type Locality: [Angola] au bord du petit lac Moembege (Distr. de Cazengo)
Collecting details: H. Fulton; J. R. le B. Tomlin
Notes
Type evidence: This specimen is from the general type locality of Angola and has Tomlin and Fulton labels with it but does not have any specific indication that it is a type or a Morelet label. Dance (1986: 219) does however confirm that Morelet’s collection was purchased and dispersed by Fulton. The NMW could possibly be traced back to Morelet so could be considered a possible syntype. In Breure et al., 2018 this lot is listed as a syntype. Other type material: Syntype NHMUK 1893.2.4.20 - 1 spec
References

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Streptaxis welwitschii Morelet, 1867 are highlighted in red.

Morelet, A. 1867. Mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles. Voyage du Friederich Welwitsch exécuté par ordre du governement Portugais dans les Royaumes d’Angola et de Benguella (Afrique equinoxiale). Paris. pp.102. pls 1-9 [57-58; pl. 1, fig. 7] [Figured] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Breure, A. S. H., Audibert, C. & Ablett, J. D. 2018. Pierre Marie Arthur Morelet (1809-1892) and his contributions to Malacology. Netherlands MalacologicaL Society, Leiden, The Netherlands. pp.544. 1293 [483] [Cited]
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Point Locality: Little lake at Moembege
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Curatorial Contact

Harriet Wood
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Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
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