Columbarium distephanotis Melvill, 1891 | MANCH.EE.3651 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Columbarium distephanotis Melvill, 1891
Holotype

Melvill, J. C. 1891a. Descriptions of eleven new species belonging to the genera Columbarium, Pisania, Minolia, Liotia and Solarium. Journal of Conchology. 6(12). pp.405-411. pl. 2, figs 1-14 [405; pl.2; figs.4] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Coluzea distephanotis (Melvill, 1891) [source: MolluscaBase] [WoRMS ID: 463612]
Classification: Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : Turbinelloidea : Turbinellidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Manchester Museum (Cholmondeley coll - Mollusc Type Collection)
Catalogue No.: MANCH.EE.3651
No. specimens: 1 (dry shell)
Type Locality: Obtained by dredging off the south shores of Guinea in the Torres Straits, at a depth of seventeen fathoms [Papua New Guinea]
Collecting details: Cholmondeley, Reginald
Notes
Melvill, 1891 clearly stated that this specimen from Cholmondeley's collection in Owens College, Manchester "...is at present the only specimen known", it is therefore the holotype fixed by monotypy (ICZN Article 73.1.2) and also the figured specimen. The specimen has 'type' written on the box, is from the type locality and ex Cholmondeley collection.
References

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Columbarium distephanotis Melvill, 1891 are highlighted in red.

Melvill, J. C. 1891a. Descriptions of eleven new species belonging to the genera Columbarium, Pisania, Minolia, Liotia and Solarium. Journal of Conchology. 6(12). pp.405-411. pl. 2, figs 1-14 [405; pl.2; figs.4] [Figured] [Original Description] [Type Designation] [Cited]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [36] [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 [14] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: New Guinea
Continent: Asia
Country: Papua New Guinea
State/Prov.: -
County: -
City/Town: -
Island Group: -
Island: -
Water Body: Torres Strait
Sea Area.: Indo-West Pacific
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Collecting date: -
Ex. Collector: Cholmondeley, Reginald
Expedition/Survey: -
Vessel: -
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Field Notes: South shore
Altitude: -
Depth: 17 fathoms
OS Grid Ref.: -
Lat./Long.(verbatim): -
Decimal Degress: -
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