Cypraea ocellata var. pretiosa Melvill, 1905 | NMW.1955.158.00292 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Cypraea ocellata var. pretiosa Melvill, 1905
Holotype

Melvill, J. C. 1905. Four colour varieties of Cypraea. . Journal of Conchology. 11(6). pp.192 [192] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Current name: Erosaria ocellata var. (Linnaeus, 1758)
Classification: Gastropoda : Mesogastropoda : Cypraeoidea : Cypraeidae
Type Status: Holotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.00292
No. specimens: 1 (Dry)
Type Locality: Locality unknown [Sri Lanka]
Collecting details: H. B. Preston; J. C. Melvill
References

References are listed in chronological order. References containing the "Original Description" or "Type Designation" of Cypraea ocellata var. pretiosa Melvill, 1905 are highlighted in red.

Melvill, J. C. 1905. Four colour varieties of Cypraea. . Journal of Conchology. 11(6). pp.192 [192] [Cited] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Trew, A. 1987. James Cosmo Melvill's New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-84 [58] [Cited]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Colombo
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Country: Sri Lanka
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Ex. Collector: H. B. Preston; J. C. Melvill
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Curatorial Contact

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