Oliva exilis Marrat, 1868 | LIVCM.17.6.1875 [448] | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Oliva exilis Marrat, 1868
Syntype(s) (figured)

Marrat F.P. 1868. On some new species of Oliva. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. ser 4 vol 2. pp.212-214 [213] [Original Description]
Current name: Olivella exilis (Marrat, 1868) [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 [448]
No. specimens: 1
Type Locality: South America
Collecting details:
Marrat handwritten label 'Oliva exilis Marrat'. No locality given with specimen. Tomlin handwritten label 'Type wrapped in paper. Type of exilis M + one other = dealbata Rve.' Infers there is meant to be another specimen in box, hence syntype rather than lectotype, although Ford 1953 calls Holotype with no mention of any other specimens. Size of specimen and quality of illustration make positive match impossible.

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Oliva exilis Marrat, 1868 are highlighted in red.

Marrat F.P. 1868. On some new species of Oliva. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. ser 4 vol 2. pp.212-214 [213] [Original Description]
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 [30; pl.25; figs.452] [Figured]
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 [445] [Cited]
McMillan, N. F. 1985. Frederick Price Marrat 'Conchologist etc'. Merseyside County Museums Occasional Papers. 3. pp.34 [18] [Cited]
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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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