Paludina rhegoides Morelet, 1851 | NMW.1955.158.26799 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Paludina rhegoides Morelet, 1851

Morelet, A. 1851b. Testacea novissima insulae Cubanae et Americae Centralis, II. Baillière, Paris. pp.1-30 [22] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Araopyrgus rhegoides (Morelet, 1851) [source: Breure et al, 2018]
Classification: Gastropoda : Littorinimorpha : Truncatelloidea : Hydrobiidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.26799
No. specimens: 3 (Dry)
Type Locality: lacum Coatepèque [El Salvador]
Collecting details: Morelet; Fulton
Type evidence: From the type locality of Coatepèque. The main label is Fulton’s, who was known to have sold Morelet’s collection, and he has written 'coll. Morelet' on the label. There is no reference to a unique type in the original description. This specimen is therefore a syntype and has been listed as such in Breure et al., 2018. Other type material: Syntypes NHMUK 1893.2.4.1439-1443 (5)

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Paludina rhegoides Morelet, 1851 are highlighted in red.

Morelet, A. 1851b. Testacea novissima insulae Cubanae et Americae Centralis, II. Baillière, Paris. pp.1-30 [22] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Breure, A. S. H., Audibert, C. & Ablett, J. D. 2018. Pierre Marie Arthur Morelet (1809-1892) and his contributions to Malacology. Netherlands MalacologicaL Society, Leiden, The Netherlands. pp.544. 1293 [411] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Coatepèque Lake
Continent: South America
Country: El Salvador
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Curatorial Contact

Harriet Wood
Collection Manager: Mollusca
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Cathays Park
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