Cypraea stolida var. gelasima Melvill, 1888 | LIVCM.1945.58 [173] | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Cypraea stolida var. gelasima Melvill, 1888
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Melvill, J. C. 1888f. A survey of the genus Cypraea (Linn.), its nomenclature, geographical distribution, and distinctive affinities; with descriptions of two new species, and several varieties. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. Series 4, 1. pp.184-252. pls 1-2 [220] [Original Description]
Current name: To be confirmed
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Type Status: Syntype(s) [Verified - ]
Collection: National Museums Liverpool (Lancaster Collection)
Catalogue No.: LIVCM.1945.58 [173]
No. specimens: 1
Type Locality: Mauritius
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[Additional notes from lists held by LIVCM.] Cypraea stolida Linne var gelasima Melvill Mauritius. Classic Lancaster collection label. Melvill and Lancaster corresponded so Melvil may have seen this specimen.This is presumably why N.F. McMillan thought it possible this was a type. The description states that this is "beautiful variety in the National Collection" and mentions no others, However, Trew in her book about Melvill and his collection indicates that she found no type specimens so it is vaguely possible this is it. (Note by Ian Wallace, 24.1.2003..
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Melvill, J. C. 1888f. A survey of the genus Cypraea (Linn.), its nomenclature, geographical distribution, and distinctive affinities; with descriptions of two new species, and several varieties. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. Series 4, 1. pp.184-252. pls 1-2 [220] [Original Description]
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