Donax complanatus Montagu, 1803 | EXEMS Moll3720-3722 | Mollusca Types in Britain & Ireland
Type Specimen

Donax complanatus Montagu, 1803

Current name: Donax variegatus (Gmelin, 1791) [source: MolluscaBase]
Classification: Bivalvia : Tellinoidea : Donacidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) [Verified - Graham Oliver ]
Collection: Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter (Montagu, Col. G.)
Catalogue No.: EXEMS Moll3720-3722
No. specimens: 4v
Type Locality: Milton Sands; Falmouth
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References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Donax complanatus Montagu, 1803 are highlighted in red.

Montagu, G. 1803a. Testacea Britannica or Natural History of British Shells, Marine, Land, and Fresh-water, Including the Most Minute: Systematically Arranged and Embellished with Figures (Vol. 1). J. White, London. pp.xxxvii + 291 [106-107; pl.5; figs.4] []
Oliver, P.G. & Morgenroth, H. In press. Additional Type and other Notable specimens of Mollusca from the Montagu Collection in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter. Zoosystematics and Evolution. submitted []
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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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