Cypraea crossei Marie, 1869 | NMW.1955.158.01231 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Cypraea crossei Marie, 1869
Syntype(s)

Marie, E. 1869. Note sur quelques coquilles de la Nouvelle Caledonie, et description d'especes nouvelles. Journal de Conchyliologie. 17(1). pp.14-19. pl. 1-2 [16-18; pl. 1, fig. 3] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Bistolida stolida crossei (Marie, 1869) [WoRMS ID: 579207]
Classification: Gastropoda : Mesogastropoda : Cypraeoidea : Cypraeidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.01231
No. specimens: 1 sh (Dry)
Type Locality: Marie, 1869: Noumea, Nouvae Caledoniae. [New Caledonia]
Collecting details: Marie; J. J. MacAndrew; J. C. Melvill (9/2/1905)
Notes
Although this specimen has been labelled a holotype in our collection, Marie (1869) indicated that he saw three specimens in total, one in his collection, one in Cross’s and one in Viéville’s. He goes on to state that Viéville’s is the only one in very good condition, but he does not explicitly state that one specimen is the holotype or ‘the type’. I don’t consider Marie’s specimen (NMW) to be that figured by him as it differs in colouration and shape, although Melvill has suggested that it is on his label. My interpretation is that there is a type series containing three specimens, of which Marie’s is one, and it should therefore have syntype status and not holotype status.
References

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Marie, E. 1869. Note sur quelques coquilles de la Nouvelle Caledonie, et description d'especes nouvelles. Journal de Conchyliologie. 17(1). pp.14-19. pl. 1-2 [16-18; pl. 1, fig. 3] [Cited] [Figured] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Nouméa
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Country: New Caledonia
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Water Body: Indo-West Pacific
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Ex. Collector: Marie; J. J. MacAndrew; J. C. Melvill (9/2/1905)
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Curatorial Contact

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