Nassa scalarina Marrat, 1877 | LIVCM.12.8.1880 [1030] | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Nassa scalarina 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 [12; pl.1; figs.27] [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) [154; pl.31; figs.7] [Type Designation]
Current name: Nassarius frederici (Melvill & Standen, 1901) [source: MolluscaBase]
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 [1030]
No. specimens: 4 (dry shell)
Type Locality: [Marrat, 1877: Hab?] [Marrat, 1880: New Zealand] [New Zealand]
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Notes
Four specimens were seen by Tomlin when reviewing the types in 1940, this is reiterated in McMillan 1985, who states that there are 4 syntypes. The original illustration is not accurate enough to identify any one specimen. Cernohorsky, 1984 chose one specimen from this group and designated it the lectotype "specimen measuring length 10.3 mm, width 5.6 mm". One of the specimens matches these measurements and the figure. The other specimens are paralectotypes. N.B. Label in box says New Zealand, no locality given in original description but updated to New Zealand in Marrat, 1880.
References

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Nassa scalarina 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 [12; pl.1; figs.27] [Figured] [Original Description]
Marrat F.P. 1880. On the varieties of the shells belonging to the genus Nassa, Lam. Printed privately, Liverpool. pp.1-104 [26 (no. 73)] [Cited]
Tomlin, J. R. le B. 1940. Marrat's species of Nassa. Proceedings of the Malacalogical Society of London. 24. pp.34-40 [38] [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) [154; pl.31; figs.7] [Type Designation] [Figured]
McMillan, N. F. 1985. Frederick Price Marrat 'Conchologist etc'. Merseyside County Museums Occasional Papers. 3. pp.34 [26] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: New Zealand
Continent: Australia
Country: New Zealand
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Water Body: Pacific Ocean
Sea Area.: New Zealand Seas
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Curatorial Contact

Tony Hunter
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National Museums Liverpool
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