Oliva compta Marrat, 1871 | LIVCM.17.6.1875 [425] | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Oliva compta Marrat, 1871
Syntype(s) (figured)

Marrat F.P. 1871. A monograph of the genus Oliva. part 30. Thesaurus Conchyliorum (G. B. Sowerby II ed.,). pls.15-25. figs.212-473 [38; pl.24; figs.432] [Original Description]
Current name: Olivella compta (Marrat, 1871) [source: MolluscaBase]
Classification: Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : Olivoidea : Olividae
Type Status: Syntype(s) (figured) [Verified - Anna Holmes ]
Collection: National Museums Liverpool (Marrat Oliva Collection)
Catalogue No.: LIVCM.17.6.1875 [425]
No. specimens: 7
Type Locality: California [United States of America]
Collecting details: Marrat
Two specimens are separated into 2 different gel capsules: one has a 'Type' label, was imaged by Kaicher 1987 and separated by Wallace. But this specimen is eroded. The other capsule is without a label. Any 3 of the specimens is the right size for Marrat's imaged specimen (Thesaurus Conchyliorum) but as it is unclear they are all syntypes. Marrat's handwritten label 'O. compta 200 Marrat Hab(?)' Marrat's handwritten label 'Oliva compta Marrat California'. Tomlin's handwritten label 'Type lot of compta M. the actual type in blue' Although it is unclear what this means. Ford 1953 Refers to one holotype and 6 paratypes.

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Oliva compta Marrat, 1871 are highlighted in red.

Marrat F.P. 1871. A monograph of the genus Oliva. part 30. Thesaurus Conchyliorum (G. B. Sowerby II ed.,). pls.15-25. figs.212-473 [38; pl.24; figs.432] [Figured] [Original Description]
Ford, W.K. 1953. Notes by J.R. le B. Tomlin, M.A. on Marrat's Species of Oliva. North Western Naturalist. September. pp.442-449 [444] [Cited]
McMillan, N. F. 1985. Frederick Price Marrat 'Conchologist etc'. Merseyside County Museums Occasional Papers. 3. pp.34 [Cited]
Kaicher, S.D. 1987. Card Catalogue of World-wide Shells. . Sally Diana Kaicher. Pack #49 - Olividae Part II [4983] [Figured] [Cited] [Nomenclature]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: California
Continent: North America
Country: United States of America
State/Prov.: California
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Water Body: Pacific Ocean
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Ex. Collector: Marrat
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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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