Hipponyx serratus Carpenter, 1857 | LEEDM.C.1957.173.621 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Hipponyx serratus Carpenter, 1857
Syntype(s) (possible)

Carpenter, P. P. 1855 - 1857. Catalogue of the collection of Mazatlan shells in the British Museum by Frederick Reigen. Oberlin Press, London. pp.552 pp. [296-297] [Original Description]
Current name: Hipponix antiquatus (Linnaeus, 1767) [source: Malacolog Version 4.1.1.]
Classification: Gastropoda : Littorinimorpha : Vanikoroidea : Hipponicidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) (possible) [Verified - Jennifer Gallichan ]
Collection: Leeds Museums and Galleries (Mr Sylvanus Charles Thorpe Hanley B.A., F.L.S.)
Catalogue No.: LEEDM.C.1957.173.621
No. specimens: 4 (shell)
Type Locality: Mazatlan [Mexico]
Collecting details:
Palmer, 1958 states that the holotype would be at the NHM as this is where the Mazatlan material was deposited, however the original description does not refer to one specific specimen, in fact Carpenter mentions a number of different specimens that he based his observations on. There is reference on the USNM webpage to a syntype lot (USNM 716016). Leeds specimens have a Hanley label, are from the type locality and from Carpenter's collection (Hanley states on the label 'from Carpenter'). There is no mention of type on the original label and there is no reference to the species in Hanley's handwritten catalogue. The Leeds lot is a possible syntype but it would be worth researching further as it may well turn out to be part of the original type series.

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Hipponyx serratus Carpenter, 1857 are highlighted in red.

Carpenter, P. P. 1855 - 1857. Catalogue of the collection of Mazatlan shells in the British Museum by Frederick Reigen. Oberlin Press, London. pp.552 pp. [296-297] [Original Description]
Palmer, K. V. W. 1958. Type specimens of marine mollusca described by P. P. Carpenter from the West Coast (San Diego to British Columbia). The Geological Society of America. 76. pp.1-376 [200] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Mazatlan
Continent: North America
Country: Mexico
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Water Body: Pacific Ocean
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