Nassa argentea Marrat, 1877 | LIVCM.12.8.1880 [627] | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Nassa argentea Marrat, 1877
Lectotype & Paralectotype(s)

Marrat F.P. 1877c. On Forty Proposed New Forms in the Genus Nassa. Meek, Thomas & Co. "St George's" Printing Works, Liverpool. pp.15pp. 1 [9; pl.1; figs.21] [Original Description]
Adam, W. 1976. Quelques especes Ouest-Africaines de Nassarius (s.l.) decrites par F. P. Marrat (1877, 1878) et par von Maltzan (1884) (Mollusca, Prosobranchia). Bulletin of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. 51(2). pp.1-29. 3 pls. [2; pl.2; figs.7] [Type Designation]
Current name: Nassarius argenteus (Marrat, 1877) [source: MolluscaBase] [WoRMS ID: 488186]
Classification: Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : Buccinoidea : Nassariidae
Type Status: Lectotype & Paralectotype(s) [Verified - Jennifer Gallichan ]
Collection: National Museums Liverpool (Marrat Nassa Collection)
Catalogue No.: LIVCM.12.8.1880 [627]
No. specimens: 8 (dry shell)
Type Locality: Whydah, West Africa [Benin]
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Notes
Eight specimens were observed by Tomlin in his 1940 paper, McMillan then refers to seven syntypes in 1985. A lectotype was designated by Adam, 1976 who notes (translation from French) "the eighth syntype belongs to an unknown species". He lists the measurements for all of the type series and figures the lectotype. The specimens have been separated accordingly in the box with the final unknown species labelled as Nassarius sp (not N. argenteus). Although this specimen is thought to be a different species, it still remains part of the type series.
References

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Nassa argentea Marrat, 1877 are highlighted in red.

Marrat F.P. 1877c. On Forty Proposed New Forms in the Genus Nassa. Meek, Thomas & Co. "St George's" Printing Works, Liverpool. pp.15pp. 1 [9; pl.1; figs.21] [Figured] [Original Description]
Tomlin, J. R. le B. 1940. Marrat's species of Nassa. Proceedings of the Malacalogical Society of London. 24. pp.34-40 [35] [Cited]
Adam, W. 1976. Quelques especes Ouest-Africaines de Nassarius (s.l.) decrites par F. P. Marrat (1877, 1878) et par von Maltzan (1884) (Mollusca, Prosobranchia). Bulletin of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. 51(2). pp.1-29. 3 pls. [2; pl.2; figs.7] [Type Designation] [Figured]
McMillan, N. F. 1985. Frederick Price Marrat 'Conchologist etc'. Merseyside County Museums Occasional Papers. 3. pp.34 [24] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Benin (formerly Whydah)
Continent: Africa
Country: Benin
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Water Body: Atlantic Ocean
Sea Area.: Tropical E Atlantic
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