Oliva miliacea Marrat, 1871 | LIVCM.17.6.1875 [503] | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Oliva miliacea Marrat, 1871
Syntype(s) (possible)

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 [39; pl.24; figs.441] [Original Description]
Current name: Olivella miliacea (Marrat, 1871) [source: MolluscaBase]
Classification: Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : Olivoidea : Olividae
Type Status: Syntype(s) (possible) [Verified - Anna Holmes ]
Collection: National Museums Liverpool
Catalogue No.: LIVCM.17.6.1875 [503]
No. specimens: 3 (1 lost in loan to Kaicher)
Type Locality: Alexandria [Egypt]
Collecting details: Marrat
1 specimen has been lost during loan to Kaicher. The remaining 3 specimens look to be 2 different species. Almost impossible to tell if specimen matches fig. 441 in Thesaurus Conchyliorum - the shell is tiny, faded and worn. Label in Marrat's writing 'O. miliacea Alexandria'. Label in Marrat's writing 'O. miliacea W Indies'. Label in Tomlin's writing '4? Types of miliacea/milliacea M. but none of the 4 fits his size line. The sp. is obviously the young of mutica Say.'

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Oliva miliacea 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 [39; pl.24; figs.441] [Original Description] [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 [446] [Cited]
McMillan, N. F. 1985. Frederick Price Marrat 'Conchologist etc'. Merseyside County Museums Occasional Papers. 3. pp.34 [20] [Cited]
Kaicher, S.D. 1987. Card Catalogue of World-wide Shells. . Sally Diana Kaicher. Pack #49 - Olividae Part II [5018] [Cited] [Figured]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Egypt
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Country: Egypt
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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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