Bittium aeolomitres Melvill & Standen, 1896 | MANCH.EE.3699 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Bittium aeolomitres Melvill & Standen, 1896
Syntype(s) (figured)

Melvill, J. C. & Standen, R. 1896. Notes on a collection of shells from Lifu and Uvea, Loyalty Islands, formed by the Rev. James and Mrs. Hadfield, with list of species. Part 2. Journal of Conchology. 8(9). pp.273-315. pl. 9-11 [298; pl.10; figs.46] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Horologica eolomitres (Melvill & Standen, 1896) [source: MolluscaBase] [WoRMS ID: 742884]
Classification: Gastropoda : Triphoroidea : Cerithiopsidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) (figured) [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Manchester Museum (Mollusc Type Collection)
Catalogue No.: MANCH.EE.3699
No. specimens: 1 (dry shell)
Type Locality: Loyalty Islands (from the title) [New Caledonia]
Collecting details: Hadfield, Rev J & Mrs; Hadfield, Rev J & Mrs; 1891-1893
Notes
The locality and collector information has been inferred from the paper as there is no information present with the specimen. There is no indication in Melvill & Standen, 1896 that the original description was based on a single specimen so this specimen must be considered a syntype. The assumption that it is the figured specimen is based on the label data and it has been listed as such in both Trew, 1987 and McGhie, 2008.
References

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Bittium aeolomitres Melvill & Standen, 1896 are highlighted in red.

Melvill, J. C. & Standen, R. 1896. Notes on a collection of shells from Lifu and Uvea, Loyalty Islands, formed by the Rev. James and Mrs. Hadfield, with list of species. Part 2. Journal of Conchology. 8(9). pp.273-315. pl. 9-11 [298; pl.10; figs.46] [Figured] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [22] [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 [5] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Loyalty Islands
Continent: Australia
Country: New Caledonia
State/Prov.: Loyalty Island Province
County: -
City/Town: -
Island Group: Loyalty Islands
Island: -
Water Body: Pacific Ocean
Sea Area.: SW Pacific
Collected by: Hadfield, Rev J & Mrs
Collecting date: 1891-1893
Ex. Collector: Hadfield, Rev J & Mrs
Expedition/Survey: -
Vessel: -
Sampling Method: -
Field No.: -
Field Notes: -
Altitude: -
Depth: -
OS Grid Ref.: -
Lat./Long.(verbatim): -
Decimal Degress: -
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