Nassa lyraeformis Marrat, 1880 | LIVCM.12.8.1880 [701] | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Nassa lyraeformis Marrat, 1880
Lectotype

Marrat F.P. 1880. On the varieties of the shells belonging to the genus Nassa, Lam. Printed privately, Liverpool. pp.1-104 [79, 40 (no. 452)] [Original Description]
Cernohorsky, W. O. 1984. Systematics of the family Nassariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum. 14. pp.1-356 (incl. 51 pls) [89; pl.10; figs.9] [Type Designation]
Current name: Nassarius livescens (Philippi, 1849) [source: MolluscaBase] [WoRMS ID: 560245]
Classification: Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : Buccinoidea : Nassariidae
Type Status: Lectotype [Verified - Jennifer Gallichan ]
Collection: National Museums Liverpool (Marrat Nassa Collection)
Catalogue No.: LIVCM.12.8.1880 [701]
No. specimens: 1 (dry shell)
Type Locality: China [China]
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Notes
Original description does not make reference to one unique specimen. Tomlin, 1940 listed this specimen with the comment 'one'. There is no illustration or measurements in the original description. Note by Ian Wallace, 17.9.2004: It is not clear how many specimens were involved in the description. This was one of the group of species that Marrat said were mainly represented by single specimens (page 77), but frustratingly he says some were represented by more specimens, but it is not clear which ones. Irrespective, McMillan, 1985 claims this is a holotype but Ian Wallace feels that lectotype is safer. Cernohorsky, 1984 states that the holotype is in Liverpool (he figures the specimen and gives measurements: length 22.4 mm, width 14.8 mm). As this pre-dates MacMillan, he must take the credit for designating this as a figured lectotype.
References

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Nassa lyraeformis Marrat, 1880 are highlighted in red.

Marrat F.P. 1880. On the varieties of the shells belonging to the genus Nassa, Lam. Printed privately, Liverpool. pp.1-104 [79, 40 (no. 452)] [Original Description]
Tomlin, J. R. le B. 1940. Marrat's species of Nassa. Proceedings of the Malacalogical Society of London. 24. pp.34-40 [37] [Cited]
Cernohorsky, W. O. 1984. Systematics of the family Nassariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum. 14. pp.1-356 (incl. 51 pls) [89; pl.10; figs.9] [Type Designation] [Figured]
McMillan, N. F. 1985. Frederick Price Marrat 'Conchologist etc'. Merseyside County Museums Occasional Papers. 3. pp.34 [25] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: China
Continent: Asia
Country: China
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Water Body: Pacific Ocean
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