Achatina churchilliana Melvill & Ponsonby, 1895 | MANCH.EE.7698 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Achatina churchilliana Melvill & Ponsonby, 1895
Holotype

Melvill, J. C. & Ponsonby, J. H. 1895. Descriptions of four new species of terrestrial mollusca from South Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 6(15). pp.163-165. pl. 12 [164; pl.12; figs.3] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Archachatina churchilliana (Melvill & Ponsonby, 1895) [source: WMSDB] [WoRMS ID: 1289856]
Classification: Gastropoda : Stylommatophora (clade) : Achatinoidea : Achatinidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Manchester Museum (Mollusc Type Collection)
Catalogue No.: MANCH.EE.7698
No. specimens: 1 (dry shell)
Type Locality: Port Natal [South Africa]
Collecting details: Churchill, G. C.; Cholmondeley, Reginald
Notes
Melvill & Ponsonby, 1895 clearly state that this shell is unique in the original description, it is therefore the holotype - "The label attached to the specimen, now unique, in the Owens College Museum, Manchester, is as follows:- "Bulimus. G. C. Churchill, Esq. Port Natal."" It should be noted that the note referred to above is no longer with the specimen. There is only a loose Melvill label and the label in the mouth of the shell which reads "Bulimus? Zulu Country" and on this is an E. Coll Cholmondeley label.
References

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Achatina churchilliana Melvill & Ponsonby, 1895 are highlighted in red.

Melvill, J. C. & Ponsonby, J. H. 1895. Descriptions of four new species of terrestrial mollusca from South Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 6(15). pp.163-165. pl. 12 [164; pl.12; figs.3] [Cited] [Figured] [Original Description] [Type Designation] [Nomenclature]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [32] [Cited]
McGhie, H. A. 2008. Catalogue of type specimens of molluscs in the collection of The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, UK. ZooKeys. 1. pp.1-46 [11] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Durban
Continent: Africa
Country: South Africa
State/Prov.: KwaZulu-Natal
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Ex. Collector: Churchill, G. C.; Cholmondeley, Reginald
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