Cypraea lamarckii var. redimita Melvill, 1888 | MANCH.EE.7836 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Cypraea lamarckii var. redimita Melvill, 1888
Syntype(s)

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 [226-227; pl.2; figs.16] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Erosaria lamarckii var. redimita (Melvill, 1888) [source: MolluscaBase]
Classification: Gastropoda : Littorinimorpha : Cypraeoidea : Cypraeidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Manchester Museum (Mollusc Type Collection)
Catalogue No.: MANCH.EE.7836
No. specimens: 1 (dry shell)
Type Locality: No locality given
Collecting details: Cholmondeley, Reginald
Notes
Melvill, 1888 wrote: "I had at one time, some eighteen years ago, when I gave the mss. name of redimita to the specimens then acquired at a dealer's in Liverpool, imagined the species was a new one. I have found an example among the Cholmondeley shells now at Owens College, rather larger than my own, but not so well marked as that now photographed." This clearly indicates that he used specimens in his own collection, of which one is figured, and a single specimen in Manchester for the description. The specimens are therefore all syntypes. McGhie, 2008 listed the Manchester specimen as the holotype but as this was after the year 2000 ICZN Art. 74.6 does not apply. Other type material: 1 x figured syntype NMW.1955.158.295 1 x syntype NMW.1955.158.296
References

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Cypraea lamarckii var. redimita Melvill, 1888 are highlighted in red.

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 [226-227; pl.2; figs.16] [Cited] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [61] [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 [28] [Cited]
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