Helicophanta alayeriana Ancey, 1902 | NMW.1955.158.24070 | Mollusca Types in Britain & Ireland
Type Specimen

Helicophanta alayeriana Ancey, 1902

Ancey, C. M. F. 1902c. Contributions towards the knowledge of the Mollusca of Madagascar. The Nautilus. 16(6). pp.64-68 [66-67] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Helicophanta gloriosa (Pfeiffer, 1856) [source: Fischer-Piette et al, 1994]
Classification: Gastropoda : Stylommatophora : Rhytidoidea : Acavidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.24070
No. specimens: 1 (Dry shells)
Type Locality: Bora Country, S. Madagascar [Madagascar]
Collecting details: F. Sikora; Geret
Wood & Gallichan, 2008: Ancey (1902c: 66) did not indicate a unique type in his original publication. The NMW specimen has an Ancey type label from the exact type locality and was collected by F. Sikora. There is also a Geret type label present. The specimen measures very closely to the dimensions given in the publication. The Geret sales list confirms a type from Ancey’s collection was sold to Tomlin.

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Helicophanta alayeriana Ancey, 1902 are highlighted in red.

Ancey, C. M. F. 1902c. Contributions towards the knowledge of the Mollusca of Madagascar. The Nautilus. 16(6). pp.64-68 [66-67] [Original Description] [Type Designation] [Cited]
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 [22; pl.12; figs.4, iv] [Cited] [Figured]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Bora
Continent: Africa
Country: Madagascar
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Collected by: F. Sikora
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Ex. Collector: Geret
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Curatorial Contact

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

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