Machrochisma africana Tomlin, 1932 | NMW.1955.158.00074 | Mollusca Types in Great Britain
Type Specimen

Machrochisma africana Tomlin, 1932
Lectotype

Tomlin, J. R. le B. 1932a. Reports on the Marine Mollusca in the Collections of the South African Museum, 6-8. Families Fasciolariidae, Fissurellidae, Buccinidae. Annals of the South African Museum. 30(2). pp.157-169. text figs 1-10 [161-162; pl.text fig. 3] [Original Description]
Trew, A. 1990. John R. le B. Tomlin’s New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-101 [45] [Type Designation]
Current name: Macroschisma africana (Tomlin, 1932)
Classification: Gastropoda : Archaeogastropoda : Fissurelloidea : Fissurellidae
Type Status: Lectotype [Verified - Harriet Wood ]
Collection: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff (Melvill-Tomlin)
Catalogue No.: NMW.1955.158.00074
No. specimens: 1 (Dry shells)
Type Locality: Port Alfred [Republic of South Africa]
Collecting details: Becker; J. R. le B. Tomlin
Notes
Tomlin, 1932 does not explicitly state that his description is based on one specimen. Trew, 1990 has listed the NMW specimen as the holotype; in accordance with ICZN Art. 74.6 this is an indirect lectotype selection by inference of holotype (Trew, 1990: 45).
References

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Tomlin, J. R. le B. 1932a. Reports on the Marine Mollusca in the Collections of the South African Museum, 6-8. Families Fasciolariidae, Fissurellidae, Buccinidae. Annals of the South African Museum. 30(2). pp.157-169. text figs 1-10 [161-162; pl.text fig. 3] [Cited] [Figured] [Original Description]
Trew, A. 1990. John R. le B. Tomlin’s New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. pp.1-101 [45] [Cited] [Type Designation]
Specimen Data
Point Locality: Port Alfred
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Country: Republic of South Africa
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Water Body: Cape Transition (S. Afr.).
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Collected by: Becker
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Ex. Collector: J. R. le B. Tomlin
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