Helix canina Ancey, 1888 | NMW.1955.158.00836 | Mollusca Types in Britain & Ireland
Type Specimen

Helix canina Ancey, 1888
Syntype(s) (possible)

Ancey, C. M. F. 1888i. Descriptions de Mollusques terrestres. Le Naturaliste. 2, 2e Serie, 10e Annee (35). pp.188-190. fig. in text [188; figs. in text] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Helix canina Ancey, 1888 [source: MolluscaBase (taxon inquirendum)]
Classification: Gastropoda : Stylommatophora : Helicoidea : Helicidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) (possible) [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.00836
No. specimens: 1 (Dry shells)
Type Locality: Liban, dans la région du Nahr-el- Kelb [Tanous & A. Letourneux] [Algeria]
Collecting details: Geret
Wood & Gallichan, 2008: Type material: Possible Syntypes:- ‘Cotype’ NMW.1955.158.00835 1 spec. (e); ‘Cotype’ NMW.1955.158.00836 1 spec. (e) Type locality: Liban, dans la région du Nahr-el-Kelb [Tanous & A. Letourneux] Type evidence: Both NMW lots have Geret cotype labels and bear a more accurate type locality than in the paper, ‘Mt. Liban, 1000 met. Altitude’. Geret’s sales list confirms they came from Ancey’s collection but it seems that originally they were together in one lot meant for Connolly. It is possible that Geret split the lot to share between Connolly and Tomlin but finally sold them both to Tomlin. Both of the specimens are close to the measurements given in the paper.

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Helix canina Ancey, 1888 are highlighted in red.

Ancey, C. M. F. 1888i. Descriptions de Mollusques terrestres. Le Naturaliste. 2, 2e Serie, 10e Annee (35). pp.188-190. fig. in text [188; figs. in text] [Cited] [Figured] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Wood, H. & Gallichan, J. 2008. The New Molluscan Names of César-Marie-Felix Ancey including illustrated type material from the National Museum of Wales. Studies in Biodiversity and Systematics of Terrestrial Organisms from the National Museum of Wales. Biotir Reports 3. pp.i-vi, 1-162. 26 pls [33; pl.17; figs.3b, iv] [Cited] [Figured]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Mt. Liban
Continent: Africa
Country: Algeria
State/Prov.: Nahr-el-Kelb
County: -
City/Town: -
Island Group: -
Island: -
Water Body: -
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Collecting date: -
Ex. Collector: Geret
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Altitude: -
Depth: 1,000 m
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Curatorial Contact

Harriet Wood
Collection Manager: Mollusca
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Cathays Park
CF10 3NP

Email: Harriet Wood
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