Eledone rotunda Hoyle, 1885 | NMW.Z.1978.014.00432 | Mollusca Types in Britain & Ireland
Type Specimen

Eledone rotunda Hoyle, 1885
Holotype

Hoyle, W. E. 1885a. Diagnoses of new species of Cephalopoda collected during the Cruise of H.M.S. “Challenger” - Part 1. The Octopoda. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 5(15). pp.222-236 [230] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Bentheledone rotunda (Hoyle, 1885)
Classification: Cephalopoda : Octopoda : Octopodoidea : Octopodidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (W. E. Hoyle)
Catalogue No.: NMW.Z.1978.014.00432
No. specimens: 2 beak + 1 b.m. (Wet )
Type Locality: Hoyle, 1885a: The Southern Ocean, 1950 fathoms (station 157); Hoyle, 1886: Station 157, in the Southern Ocean, March 3 1874; 53°55’S., 108°35’E.; 1950 fathoms; Diatom ooze.
Collecting details: W. E. Hoyle; 3/3/1874; HMS Challenger
Notes
This is only the beak and buccal mass, the remainder of the holotype resides at the NHM under number BM(NH)1890.1.24.6. Hoyle (1885) cites another specimen of this species being collected at 2225 fms, stn 298, 1 spec. arms only.
References

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Hoyle, W. E. 1885a. Diagnoses of new species of Cephalopoda collected during the Cruise of H.M.S. “Challenger” - Part 1. The Octopoda. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 5(15). pp.222-236 [230] [Cited] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Hoyle, W. E. 1885c. Preliminary Report on the Cephalopoda collected during the Cruise of H.M.S. “Challenger”. Part 1. The Octopoda. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 13. pp.94-114 [105-106] [Cited]
Hoyle, W. E. 1886. Report of the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. “Challenger” during the years 1873-1876. Zoology. Part 44 - Report on the Cephalopoda. 16. pp.i-vi, 1-246. figs.pl. 7 [104-105] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Diatom ooze
Continent: -
Country: -
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Island Group: -
Island: -
Water Body: Southern Ocean
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Collected by: -
Collecting date: 3/3/1874
Ex. Collector: W. E. Hoyle
Expedition/Survey: HMS Challenger
Vessel: -
Sampling Method: -
Field No.: station 157
Field Notes: -
Altitude: -
Depth: 1950 fms
OS Grid Ref.: 53°55’S., 108°35’E.
Lat./Long.(verbatim): -
Decimal Degress: -
Curatorial Contact

Jennifer Gallichan
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Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
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Cardiff
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Anna Holmes
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Cardiff
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Harriet Wood
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Cardiff
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Email: Harriet Wood
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