Voluta bullaoides Montagu, 1808 | NHMUK.20170129 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Voluta bullaoides Montagu, 1808

Current name: Melampus bullaoides (Montagu, 1808)
Classification: Gastropoda : Ellobiida : Ellobioidea : Ellobiidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) [Verified - Graham Oliver ]
Collection: Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter (Laskey, Capt. J.)
Catalogue No.: NHMUK.20170129
No. specimens: 2 shells
Type Locality: Lincoln, England but is West Indian.
Collecting details:
MATERIAL AT RAMM NOT TRACED. This species was not present in RAMM but is present in the Laskey collection in NHMUK. Six shells (NHMUK 20170130) in NHMUK, ex Laskey Coll. were reputedly collected from Belton Sands, Firth of Forth, Scotland (Laskey, 1811, p. 404). These shells are conspecific with the lectotype in RAMM but their provenance is doubly questionable. Not only is the species Caribbean but the likelihood of an exotic species, presumably coming from ballast, being found at such widely disparate localities seems suspicious. These shells cannot be considered part of the type series.

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Voluta bullaoides Montagu, 1808 are highlighted in red.

Montagu, G. 1808. Supplement to Testacea Britannica with Additional Plates. Woolmer, Exeter. pp.183. 13 [102-104; pl.30; figs.4] []
Oliver, P.G. , Morgenroth, H. & Salvador, A. 2017. Type specimens of Mollusca described by Col. George Montagu in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter and the Natural History Museum, London. Zoosystematics and Evolution. 93(2). pp.363-412 [374; figs.9] []
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Curatorial Contact

Holly Morgenroth
Collections Officer
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
Bradninch Offices, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street

Email: Holly Morgenroth

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