Brachypodella (Gyraxis) emerita Spence, 1927 | MANCH.EE.3654 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Brachypodella (Gyraxis) emerita Spence, 1927

Spence, G. C. 1927. Brachypodella (Gyraxis) emerita, n.sp. Journal of Conchology. 18. pp.136 [136; figs.text fig.] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Brachypodella emerita Spence, 1927 [source: Claudio Galli, 2015]
Classification: Gastropoda : Stylommatophora (clade) : Urocoptoidea : Urocoptidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Manchester Museum (Spence coll - Mollusc Type Collection)
Catalogue No.: MANCH.EE.3654
No. specimens: 1 (dry shell)
Type Locality: Cuba. Unfortunately no more exact locality can be given, this set being labelled "Cylindrella, Cuba, ex coll. Bouchard" [Cuba]
Collecting details: Bouchard; Spence, G. C.
Spence states that the type is in his collection and that cotypes are in the NHM-UK and Manchester Museum. It is known that Spence gave his collection to Manchester Museum after his wife's death and when the supply of African material dried up during the war (Jackson, 1946. J. Conch. 22: 206). This lot is very clearly labelled as the figured type by Spence and is therefore the holotype. Other type material listed in Spence, 1927 and McGhie, 2008: 1 paratype EE.3655 ? paratypes NHM-UK Original genus corrected to Brachypodella. (BR, 2021)

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Brachypodella (Gyraxis) emerita Spence, 1927 are highlighted in red.

Spence, G. C. 1927. Brachypodella (Gyraxis) emerita, n.sp. Journal of Conchology. 18. pp.136 [136; figs.text fig.] [Cited] [Figured] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
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 [15] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Cuba
Continent: North America
Country: Cuba
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Island: Cuba
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Ex. Collector: Bouchard; Spence, G. C.
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Manchester Museum
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