Cypraea caputdraconis Melvill, 1888 | NMW.1955.158.00642 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Cypraea caputdraconis Melvill, 1888
Holotype

Melvill, J. C. 1888f. A survey of the genus Cypraea (Linn.), its nomenclature, geographical distribution, and distinctive affinities; with descriptions of two new species, and several varieties. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. Series 4, 1. pp.184-252. pls 1-2 [214-215 & 240; pl. 1, fig. 1; pl. 2, fig. 1a] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Monetaria caputdraconis (Melvill, 1888) [WoRMS ID: 570813]
Classification: Gastropoda : Mesogastropoda : Cypraeoidea : Cypraeidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.00642
No. specimens: 1 sh (Dry)
Type Locality: Melvill, 1888: Hong Kong. [Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China]
Collecting details: Dr. Hungerford; Sowerby; J. C. Melvill
Notes
Melvill, 1888: “A truely distinct and extraordinary form has, however, lately come to hand from Hong Kong, where it was collected by Dr. Hungerford. Through the kindness of Mr. Sowerby I have become possessed of this shell...”
References

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Melvill, J. C. 1888f. A survey of the genus Cypraea (Linn.), its nomenclature, geographical distribution, and distinctive affinities; with descriptions of two new species, and several varieties. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. Series 4, 1. pp.184-252. pls 1-2 [214-215 & 240; pl. 1, fig. 1; pl. 2, fig. 1a] [Cited] [Figured] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [30] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Hong Kong
Continent: Asia
Country: Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China
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Collected by: Dr. Hungerford
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Ex. Collector: Sowerby; J. C. Melvill
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