Venus chemnitzii Hanley, 1845 | LEEDM.C.1993.5.15819 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Venus chemnitzii Hanley, 1845

Hanley, S. 1845a. Descriptions of new species of Cyrena, Venus and Amphidesma. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. (for 1844)12(140). pp.159-162 [160-161] [Original Description]
Current name: Antigona chemnitzii (Hanley, 1845) [source: MolluscaBase]
Classification: Bivalvia : Venerida : Veneroidea : Veneridae
Type Status: Syntype(s) [Verified - Jennifer Gallichan ]
Collection: Leeds Museums and Galleries (Masao Azuma; Mr Sylvanus Charles Thorpe Hanley B.A., F.L.S.)
Catalogue No.: LEEDM.C.1993.5.15819
No. specimens: 1 (shell)
Type Locality: San Nicholas, Philippines [Philippines]
Collecting details:
Coan & Kabat, 2012 state: NHMUK 196244, three syntypes (smallest figured by Hanley and by Reeve, 1863: pl. 10, fig. 32a; another syntype figured by Reeve, 1863: pl. 10, fig. 32b). Leeds Museum 1957.173.15189, syntype; Leeds Museum 1957.173.25818, possible syntype. Leeds material has a Hanley label but no reference to type. The species name appears in Hanley's handwritten catalogue, no reference to type, but lists the initials LM and LCM. Modern label with the specimen queries whether this is the figured type from Hanley's Recent Bivalves. Note: Coan & Kabat, 2012 quote the author date as 1844, listing Hanley, 1844. Proc. Zool. Soc. [12]137: 109-110. However, the page numbers for the name are 160-161, so cannot have appeared in that part of the journal. It appears in Proc. Zool. Soc. [12]140: 159-162 (published Feb. 1845), changing the author date to 1845. This is the date also quoted on the WoRMS database. A figure was published in Hanley's Recent Bivalves, pl. 16, fig. 20 (published 1844) without a description; the plate explanation was published in the same publication in 1846.

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Venus chemnitzii Hanley, 1845 are highlighted in red.

Hanley, S. [1842-1846]. An illustrated and descriptive catalogue of recent shells, by Sylvanus Hanley, B.A., F.L.S. The plates forming a third edition of the Index Testaceologicus by William Wood. W. Wood, London. pp.272 + 18. 9-19 pls. [13 (pl. expl.); pl.16; figs.20] []
Hanley, S. 1845a. Descriptions of new species of Cyrena, Venus and Amphidesma. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. (for 1844)12(140). pp.159-162 [160-161] [Original Description]
Hanley, S. 1856. [1842-1856] An illustrated and descriptive catalogue of recent bivalve shells. Williams & Norgate, London. pp.xvii + 392 + 24. pls. 9-24 [360] []
Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 2001. Catalogue and Bibliography of the marine shell-bearing mollusca of Japan. Gastropoda. Bivalvia. Polyplacophora. Scaphopoda. Type figures. Elle Scientific Publications. pp.1-208 [175; figs.B1129] []
Coan, E. V. & Kabat, A. R. 2012. The malacological works and taxa of Sylvanus Hanley (1819-1899). Malacologia. 55(2). pp.285-359 [320] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: San Nicolas
Continent: Asia
Country: Philippines
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