Marginella (Glabella) alchymista Melvill & Standen, 1903 | MANCH.EE.3164 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Marginella (Glabella) alchymista Melvill & Standen, 1903
Syntype(s) (possible)

Current name: Dentimargo alchymista Melvill & Standen, 1903 [source: MolluscaBase] [WoRMS ID: 473718]
Classification: Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : [unassigned] Neogastropoda : Marginellidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) (possible) [Verified - McGhie, 2004 ]
Collection: Manchester Museum (Shackleford ex Townsend)
Catalogue No.: MANCH.EE.3164
No. specimens: 7
Type Locality: Maskat, Gulf of Oman, 1-15 fathoms; Gulf of Oman lat. 24°58’N., long. 56°54’E., 156 fathoms; lat. 24°05’N., long. 57°55’E., 205 fathoms. [Oman]
Collecting details:

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Marginella (Glabella) alchymista Melvill & Standen, 1903 are highlighted in red.

Melvill, J. C. & Standen, R. 1903. Descriptions of sixty-eight new Gastropoda from the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, and North Arabian Sea, dredged by Mr. F. W. Townsend, of the Indo-European Telegraph Service, 1901-1903. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 7(12). pp.289-324. pls 20-23 [309; pl.22; figs.13] []
McGhie, H. A. 2008. Catalogue of type specimens of molluscs in the collection of The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, UK. ZooKeys. 1. pp.1-46 [5] []
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Maskat, Gulf of Oman, 1-15 fathoms; Gulf of Oman lat. 24°58’N., long. 56°54’E., 156 fathoms; lat. 24°05’N., long. 57°55’E., 205 fathoms.
Continent: -
Country: Oman
State/Prov.: -
County: -
City/Town: -
Island Group: -
Island: -
Water Body: -
Sea Area.: -
Collected by: -
Collecting date: -
Ex. Collector: -
Expedition/Survey: -
Vessel: -
Sampling Method: -
Field No.: -
Field Notes: -
Altitude: -
Depth: -
OS Grid Ref.: -
Lat./Long.(verbatim): -
Decimal Degress: -
Curatorial Contact

Rachel Petts
Curatorial Assistant Natural Science
Manchester Museum
University of Manchester, Oxford Road
M13 9PL

Email: Rachel Petts

Publishing on these specimens?
When referring to Museum specimens in a publication, please include the accession number and the name of the holding institution. Please also cite this website where appropriate. The recommended citation is:

Ablett J., Brown C., Gallichan J., Gordon D., Holmes A. M., Hunter T., Machin R., Morgenroth H., Oliver P. G., Petts R., Pye S., Reilly M., Rowson B., Salvador A., Sutcliffe R., Turner J. A., Wood H. 2019. Mollusca Types in Great Britain. Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales / Natural History Museum. Available online at [Accessed:  ].

To help us keep it up-to-date, please contact us if you publish on any of the included specimens. In particular we ask to be informed of the designation of lectotypes or neotypes for the included species-group taxa, or of other alterations made to the type status of the included specimens.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License .

Copyright information is included with each image. Copyright is usually with the holding institution.