Cypraea ocellata var. calophthalma Melvill, 1888 | MANCH.EE.7691 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Cypraea ocellata var. calophthalma Melvill, 1888
Holotype

Melvill, J. C. 1888f. A survey of the genus Cypraea (Linn.), its nomenclature, geographical distribution, and distinctive affinities; with descriptions of two new species, and several varieties. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. Series 4, 1. pp.184-252. pls 1-2 [ 236] [Original Description]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [29] [Type Designation]
Current name: Cypraea ocellata var. calophthalma Melvill, 1888 [source: Original citation]
Classification: Gastropoda : Littorinimorpha : Cypraeoidea : Cypraeidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Jon Ablett ]
Collection: Manchester Museum (W. Walton )
Catalogue No.: MANCH.EE.7691
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Type Locality: Ceylon [Sri Lanka]
Collecting details: Walton, W.
Notes
Lectotype Designation by inference of Holotype in Trew, A. (1987). ‘James Cosmo Mevill’s New Molluscan Names’:29 (ICZN Art. 74.6). Misspelt as calopthalma in Trew, 1987.
References

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Cypraea ocellata var. calophthalma Melvill, 1888 are highlighted in red.

Sowerby, G. B. (2nd). 1870a. A monograph of the genus Cypraea. 4(26-28). Thesaurus Conchyliorum. pp.1-58. figs.pls 292-328 [pl.26; figs.243] [Figured]
Melvill, J. C. 1888f. A survey of the genus Cypraea (Linn.), its nomenclature, geographical distribution, and distinctive affinities; with descriptions of two new species, and several varieties. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. Series 4, 1. pp.184-252. pls 1-2 [ 236] [Original Description]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [29] [Type Designation] [Cited]
McGhie, H. A. 2008. Catalogue of type specimens of molluscs in the collection of The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, UK. ZooKeys. 1. pp.1-46 [9] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Ceylon
Continent: Asia
Country: Sri Lanka
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