Cypraea carneola var. halmaja Melvill, 1888 | NMW.1955.158.01227 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Cypraea carneola var. halmaja 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 [231 & 251] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Lyncina carneola carneola (Linnaeus, 1888)
Classification: Gastropoda : Mesogastropoda : Cypraeoidea : Cypraeidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.01227
No. specimens: 1 sh (Dry)
Type Locality: Melvill, 1888: Mauritius. [Mauritius]
Collecting details: M. Robillard; Gloyne; J. C. Melvill
Notes
Melvill, 1888f: “From coll. Gloyne, collected by M. Robillard, I have seen a larger specimen of the same variety in the Lincolne Collection of Shells, Peel Park, Salford. An almost exact resemblance to a pickled olive may be traced, suggesting the varietal name.”
References

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Cypraea carneola var. halmaja Melvill, 1888 are highlighted in red.

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 [231 & 251] [Cited] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [44] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Mauritius
Continent: Africa
Country: Mauritius
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Water Body: Indian Ocean
Sea Area.: West Indian Ocean
Collected by: M. Robillard
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Ex. Collector: Gloyne; J. C. Melvill
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