Harpa virginalis Gray in Sowerby, 1860 | GLAMG.1910.7.dyp | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Harpa virginalis Gray in Sowerby, 1860

Sowerby, G. B. (1st). 1828. On the recent species of the genus Ovulum. Zoological Journal. 4. pp.145-162 [172; pl.233; figs.34, 35] [Original Description]
Current name: Harpa amouretta Roding, 1798
Classification: Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : Harpidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Andreia Salvador ]
Collection: Glasgow Museums (Gray, Thomas)
Catalogue No.: GLAMG.1910.7.dyp
No. specimens: 1 (shell)
Type Locality: unknown
Collecting details:
“I am indebted for a drawing of this unique shell, which I have seen, to the kidness of J. Gray, Esq., of Glasgow, who has had it in his collection for some years” (Sowerby, 1860). J. Gray is an obvious error for T. Gray (Dance & Woodward, 1986)

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Harpa virginalis Gray in Sowerby, 1860 are highlighted in red.

Sowerby, G. B. (1st). 1828. On the recent species of the genus Ovulum. Zoological Journal. 4. pp.145-162 [172; pl.233; figs.34, 35] [Original Description]
Dance, S.P. & Woodward, F. 1986. Thomas Gray, Glasgow's Shell Artist. Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries. pp.4 [Cited]
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Curatorial Contact

Richard Sutcliffe
Research Manager (retired)
Glasgow Museums
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, South Nitshill Industrial Estate
G53 7NN

Email: Richard Sutcliffe

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