Cypraea tigris var. nephelodes Lancaster, 1928 | LIVCM.1945.5 [275] | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Cypraea tigris var. nephelodes Lancaster, 1928

Lancaster, Lt Col E le C. 1928. Cypraea tigris Linné, var. nephelodes. Journal of Conchology. 18. pp.247 [247] [Original Description]
Current name: To be confirmed
Classification: Gastropoda : Littorinimorpha : Cypraeoidea : Cypraeidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Anna Holmes ]
Collection: National Museums Liverpool (Lancaster Collection)
Catalogue No.: LIVCM.1945.5 [275]
No. specimens: 1
Type Locality: Queensland [Australia]
Collecting details: Williams
Specimen in the Lancaster collection, label locality (Queensland) matches paper as do the measurements - '102 mm; lata 66 mm' Lancaster mentions 'a remarkable specimen' singular in his original description.

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Cypraea tigris var. nephelodes Lancaster, 1928 are highlighted in red.

Lancaster, Lt Col E le C. 1928. Cypraea tigris Linné, var. nephelodes. Journal of Conchology. 18. pp.247 [247] [Original Description]
Fulton, H.C. 1929. Notes on some varieties of Cypraea tigris Linné, and Cypraea vinosa Gmelin. Journal of Conchology. 18. pp.288-291 [291] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Queensland
Continent: Australia
Country: Australia
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Curatorial Contact

Tony Hunter
Assistant Curator (Entomology)
National Museums Liverpool
World Museum, William Brown Street
L3 8EN

Email: Tony Hunter

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