Voluta catenata Montagu, 1803 | TENBM.1983.4515 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Voluta catenata Montagu, 1803
Syntype(s) (possible)

Montagu, G. 1803a. Testacea Britannica or Natural History of British Shells, Marine, Land, and Fresh-water, Including the Most Minute: Systematically Arranged and Embellished with Figures (Vol. 1). J. White, London. pp.xxxvii + 291 [236; pl.6; figs.2] [Original Description]
Current name: Gibberula catenata (Montagu, 1803) [source: MolluscaBase]
Classification: Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : Volutoidea : Cytiscidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) (possible) [Verified - Graham Oliver ]
Collection: Tenby Museum and Art Gallery (W. Lyons)
Catalogue No.: TENBM.1983.4515
No. specimens: 3
Type Locality: Cornwall [United Kingdom]
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Notes
From Oliver et al. (2020): "Type material: Possible syntypes: 3 shells as Gibberula miliaris. TENB 1983.4515, det. Anon. Type locality: Cornwall (as given in Montagu,1803). Type references: As Voluta catenata Montagu, 1803: 236, pl. 6, figs 2. Montagu described this species believing that his shells came from Cornwall (Oliver et al., 2017: 377). This is a Caribbean species and is one of the numerous erroneous additions made by Montagu to the British fauna (Oliver & Morgenroth, 2018). Three shells agreeing entirely with those described by Montagu are present in the Lyons collection and one cannot but surmise that these came from Montagu. As no type material was found in Exeter or London (Oliver et al., 2017) we suggest that the shells in the Lyons collection are possible syntypes and are treated here as such."
References

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Montagu, G. 1803a. Testacea Britannica or Natural History of British Shells, Marine, Land, and Fresh-water, Including the Most Minute: Systematically Arranged and Embellished with Figures (Vol. 1). J. White, London. pp.xxxvii + 291 [236; pl.6; figs.2] [Cited] [Figured] [Original Description]
Oliver, P. G., Talbot, K., Fredriksson, B., Tomlinson, V., Lewis, M., & Fraser, D. 2020. William Lyons of Tenby (1776–1849) and his conchology collection in the Tenby Museum & Art Gallery with recognition of type material. Colligo. 3(1) [Cited] [Figured]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Cornwall (but probably Caribbean)
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
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