Helix goodallii J. S. Miller, 1822 | TENBM.2001.129.12 | Mollusca Types in Britain & Ireland
Type Specimen

Helix goodallii J. S. Miller, 1822
Syntype(s) (possible)

Miller, J. S. 1822. A list of the freshwater and landshells occurring in the environs of Bristol, with observations. Annals of Philosophy, new series. 3. pp.376-381 [381] [Original Description]
Current name: Opeas hannense (Rang, 1831) [source: MolluscaBase]
Classification: Gastropoda : Stylommatophora : Achatinoidea : Achatinidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) (possible) [Verified - Graham Oliver ]
Collection: Tenby Museum & Art Gallery (W. Lyons)
Catalogue No.: TENBM.2001.129.12
No. specimens: 4
Type Locality: Pineries (pineapple cultivation beds), Bristol [United Kingdom]
Collecting details:
From Oliver et al. (2020): "Type material: Possible syntypes, 4 shells, Found in the pineries at Bristol. Leg. J.S. Miller. As Cochlicella clavulus. TENBM 2001.129.12. Type locality: Pineries (pineapple cultivation beds) Bristol, England. Type reference: Miller, J.S. 1822: 381 not figured. These shells are from the type locality as given by Miller (1822) and with the absence of type material in the Bristol Museum can be regarded as possible syntypes. The pineries mentioned were beds for raising pineapples and were kept at a raised temperature ideally suited for this hot-house alien. There are currently only 12 recorded occurrences of this species in the UK (NBN Gateway, 2019) but is fairly common as a hothouse alien (pers. comm. Ben Rowson). A second lot that Kennard (1944) also attributed to J.S. Miller is present but carries no locality data and is not considered as type material. 4 shells, No locality. As Helix cochlicella. Leg. J.S. Miller. TENBM.2001.129.42 (Fig. 20b)." No type material of J. S. Miller's species has yet been located at Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery. (BR, 2021).

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Helix goodallii J. S. Miller, 1822 are highlighted in red.

Miller, J. S. 1822. A list of the freshwater and landshells occurring in the environs of Bristol, with observations. Annals of Philosophy, new series. 3. pp.376-381 [381] [Original Description] [Cited]
Kennard, A. S. 1944. The Lyons collection in the Tenby Museum. Journal of Conchology. 22(4). pp.74-79 [Cited]
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]
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Point Locality: Bristol
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
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Curatorial Contact

Mark Lewis
Tenby Museum & Art Gallery
Castle Hill
SA70 7BP

Email: Mark Lewis

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