Grandidieria bloomeri Crowley, Pain & Woodward, 1964 | LEEDM.C.1993.5.18055 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Grandidieria bloomeri Crowley, Pain & Woodward, 1964
Paratype(s)

Crowley, T. E., Pain, T. & Woodward. 1964. A monographic review of the mollusca of Lake Nyassa. Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika. 131. pp.1-58. pls 1-7, map [53; pl.7; figs.41-42] [Original Description]
Current name: Coelatura hypsiprymna (Martens, 1897) [source: MUSSELp webpage]
Classification: Bivalvia : Unionida : Unionoidea : Unionidae
Type Status: Paratype(s) [Verified - Jennifer Gallichan ]
Collection: Leeds Museums and Galleries (Mr D.H. Eccles)
Catalogue No.: LEEDM.C.1993.5.18055
No. specimens: 3v (shell)
Type Locality: Lake bed at Eccles Point, Nkata Bay, Lake Nyasa] [Malawi]
Collecting details: Eccles; 1961
Notes
Crowley et al., 1964 state that the type series consists of six complete shells and nine valves, all collected dead. The holotype specimen is in the Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale (R.G. Moll, 793223). Leeds material has a Crowley label, paratype is stated on the label, they are from the type locality and were collected by the correct collector. The measurements do not fit those listed in the paper exactly but they are close.
References

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Crowley, T. E., Pain, T. & Woodward. 1964. A monographic review of the mollusca of Lake Nyassa. Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika. 131. pp.1-58. pls 1-7, map [53; pl.7; figs.41-42] [Original Description]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Eccles Point, Nkhata Bay (formerly Nkata Bay), Lake Malawi (formerly Lake Nyasa)
Continent: Africa
Country: Malawi
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Collected by: Eccles
Collecting date: 1961
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