Zizyphinus haliarchus Melvill, 1889 | MANCH.EE.7778 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Zizyphinus haliarchus Melvill, 1889

Melvill, J. C. 1889. Descriptions of three new species of shells. . Journal of Conchology. 6(1). pp.31-33. pl. 2, figs 1-3 [32-33; pl.2; figs.3] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Tristichotrochus haliarchus (Melvill, 1889) [source: MolluscaBase]
Classification: Gastropoda : Trochida : Trochoidea : Calliostomatidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Manchester Museum (Cholmondeley coll - Mollusc Type Collection)
Catalogue No.: MANCH.EE.7778
No. specimens: 1 (dry shell)
Type Locality: Ad oras Australiae ? [Australia]
Collecting details: Cholmondeley, Reginald
Melvill, 1889 clearly states that this shell is unique in his original description, it is therefore the holotype - "This very large, conspicuous, and beautiful addition to the genus Zizyphinus is at present unique, the specimen being included in the collection now in the Museum, Owen's College, Manchester, and formerly having formed part of that of Reginald Cholmondelel, EsQ., of Condover Hall, Salop." Melvill, 1889 notes that the name given to this specimen means "Ruler of the Sea".

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Zizyphinus haliarchus Melvill, 1889 are highlighted in red.

Melvill, J. C. 1889. Descriptions of three new species of shells. . Journal of Conchology. 6(1). pp.31-33. pl. 2, figs 1-3 [32-33; pl.2; 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 [44] [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 [18] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Australia
Continent: Australia
Country: Australia
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Ex. Collector: Cholmondeley, Reginald
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