Cypraea variolaria var. amiges Melvill & Standen, 1915 | LIVCM.1942.22 [155] | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Cypraea variolaria var. amiges Melvill & Standen, 1915
Holotype (possible)

Melvill, J. C. & Standen, R. 1915. Description of a new variety of Cypraea variolaria Lamk. Journal of Conchology. 14 (11). pp.323 [323] [Original Description]
Current name: Ovatipsa chinensis amiges (Melvill & Standen, 1915) [source: MolluscaBase]
Classification: Gastropoda : Littorinimorpha : Cypraeoidea : Cypraeidae
Type Status: Holotype (possible) [ ]
Collection: National Museums Liverpool (Standen & Jackson Collection)
Catalogue No.: LIVCM.1942.22 [155]
No. specimens: 1
Type Locality: locality unknwon but possibly Hawaiian Archipelago [United States of America]
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Notes
Journal of Conchology Vol. 14 page 323 'The unique specimen is in the collection of R. Standen. The locality is not exactly known.' Jackson's father in law was Robert Standen and Jackson's collection includes Standen's. The statement above implies one specimen but no image and no locality so cannot confirm holotype status. This specimen was not known to Trew, 1987.
References

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Cypraea variolaria var. amiges Melvill & Standen, 1915 are highlighted in red.

Melvill, J. C. & Standen, R. 1915. Description of a new variety of Cypraea variolaria Lamk. Journal of Conchology. 14 (11). pp.323 [323] [Original Description]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [24] []
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Hawaii
Continent: North America
Country: United States of America
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Island Group: Hawaiian Islands
Island: Hawaii
Water Body: Pacific Ocean
Sea Area.: Central Pacific
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Curatorial Contact

Tony Hunter
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National Museums Liverpool
World Museum, William Brown Street
Liverpool
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