Conus aulicus form propendus Melvill, 1900 | NMW.1955.158.00039 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Conus aulicus form propendus Melvill, 1900
Syntype(s)

Melvill, J. C. 1900. A revision of the textile cones, with description of C. cholmondeleyi n.sp. Journal of Conchology. 9(10). pp.303-311. text fig. [310] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Conus aulicus Linnaeus, 1758
Classification: Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : Conoidea : Conidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.00039
No. specimens: 2 sh (Dry shells)
Type Locality: No locality given in paper
Collecting details: J. C. Melvill
Notes
There is some confusion with the status of this lot. In the collection there was a single specimen (8.8cm) labelled as a holotype by my predecessor with an associated Melvill ‘type’ label for this variety. Next to this specimen there was a larger shell (11.6cm) with ‘aulicus’ written on it by Melvill and another Melvill ‘type’ label stating aulicus v. propendus (’type’ is written in pencil). This second specimen had not been databased or remarked on but it does have the bare white tract of v. propendus as described by Melvill. Melvill’s original description does not suggest that a single specimen was used and does not figure this variety so I can only conclude that the specimens are of equal status and represent a syntype series. The smaller specimen has however been cited as a holotype in Röckel et al (1995).
References

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Conus aulicus form propendus Melvill, 1900 are highlighted in red.

Melvill, J. C. 1900. A revision of the textile cones, with description of C. cholmondeleyi n.sp. Journal of Conchology. 9(10). pp.303-311. text fig. [310] [Cited] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [59] [Cited]
Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A. J. 1995. Manual of the Living Conidae Vol. 1: Indo-Pacific Region. Verlag Christa Hemmen, Wiesbaden, Germany. pp.517. 84 [287] [Cited]
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Curatorial Contact

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