Pyrgulopsis coronatus Ancey, 1888 | NMW.1955.158.24154 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Pyrgulopsis coronatus Ancey, 1888
Possible Syntypes

Ancey, C. M. F. 1888c. Étude monographique sur le genre Pyrgulopsis. Bulletins de la Societe Malacologique de France. 5. pp.185-202 [197-198] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Pyrgophorus coronatus Pfeiffer, 1840 [source: MolluscaBase]
Classification: Gastropoda : Littorinimorpha : Truncatelloidea : Cochlicopidae
Type Status: Possible Syntypes [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.24154
No. specimens: 2 (Dry shells)
Type Locality: Vera-Cruz (Mexique) [Mexico]
Collecting details: Ancey/P. Joly
Wood & Gallichan, 2008: Type material: Possible Syntypes:- NMW.1955.158.24154 2 spec. (e); ‘Possible Syntypes’ MNHN.9653 3 spec. (ne) Type locality: Vera-Cruz (Mexique) Type evidence: The NMW lot has an Ancey label bearing the type locality, Tomlin confirms it is ex Ancey, but it does not state it is a type. The label indicates it is ex P. Joly. Geret’s sales list confirms two specimens went to Tomlin from Ancey’s collection. Both of the specimens closely match the measurements given in the paper. MNHN (V. Héros, pers. comm.) confirm their lot is from the type locality, but also that the writing on the label is not that of Ancey’s so they cannot be certain of its type status.

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Ancey, C. M. F. 1888c. Étude monographique sur le genre Pyrgulopsis. Bulletins de la Societe Malacologique de France. 5. pp.185-202 [197-198] [Cited] [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 [38; pl.26; figs.6, vi] [Cited] [Figured]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Vera Cruz
Continent: North America
Country: Mexico
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Curatorial Contact

Harriet Wood
Collection Manager: Mollusca
Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
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