Pecten multicolor Melvill & Standen, 1907 | NMS.Z.1921.143.705.21 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Pecten multicolor Melvill & Standen, 1907

Current name: Talochlamys multicolor (Melvill & Standen, 1907) [source: WoRMS] [WoRMS ID: 393605]
Classification: Bivalvia : Ostreoida : Pectinoidea : Pectinidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) [Verified - ]
Collection: National Museums Scotland (Scottish National Antarctic Expedition)
Catalogue No.: NMS.Z.1921.143.705.21
No. specimens: 4 (Dry)
Type Locality: Gough Island
Collecting details: Bruce, William Speirs, Dr, 1867 - 1921; 23/04/1904; Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902 - 1904; Scotia
Type specimens, 4 valves, syntypes of Pecten multicolor Melvill & Standen, 1907, current name Talochlamys multicolor (Melvill & Standen, 1907), Gough Island, South Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, 100 fathoms, 23 April 1904. Assumed 40º20'S 9º56'W. Specimens removed from lot Z.1921.143.705.2 for study loan.

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Pecten multicolor Melvill & Standen, 1907 are highlighted in red.

Melvill, J. C. & Standen, R. 1907. The marine Mollusca of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition. . Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 46(1), no. 5. pp.119-157. one plate [146-147; figs.21, 21a] [Cited]
Smaldon, G., Heppell, D., Watt, K. R. 1976. Type specimens of Invertebrates (excluding Insects) held at the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh. 4. Royal Scottish Museum Information Series [52] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Gough Island
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Water Body: Atlantic Ocean
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Collected by: Bruce, William Speirs, Dr, 1867 - 1921
Collecting date: 23/04/1904
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Expedition/Survey: Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902 - 1904
Vessel: Scotia
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Field No.: Station 461
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Altitude: -
Depth: 100 fathoms
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Lat./Long.(verbatim): 40º20'S
Decimal Degress: -40.333333,-9.933333
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Sankurie Pye
Curator, Invertebrate Biology
National Museums Scotland
National Museums Collection Centre, Granton

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