Helix bisculpta W.H. Benson, 1851 | UMZC I.104165.A-G | Mollusca Types in Britain & Ireland
Type Specimen

Helix bisculpta W.H. Benson, 1851
Syntype(s)

Benson, W.H. 1851. Descriptions of five new species of Helix from the Cape of Good Hope, with remarks on the known South-African species and a notice of several Cape limaces. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (2) 7. pp.103–107 [103] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Preece, R. C., White, T. S., Raheem, D., Ketchum, H., Ablett, J., Taylor, H., Webb, K., & Naggs, F. 2022. William Benson and the golden age of malacology in British India: biography, illustrated catalogue and evaluation of his molluscan types. Tropical Natural History, Supplement 6, Chulalongkorn University. pp.434 [Type Designation]
Current name: Trachycystis bisculpta W.H. Benson [source: Preece et. al., 2022]
Classification: Gastropoda : Stylommatophora : Helicina : Punctoidea : Charopidae
Type Status: Syntype(s) [Verified - Tom White ]
Collection: University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge (W.H. Benson collection)
Catalogue No.: UMZC I.104165.A-G
No. specimens: 7 (dry)
Type Locality: [South Africa]
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Notes
For a detailed review of all of William Benson's taxa and type series, see Preece et al. (2022)
References

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Benson, W.H. 1851. Descriptions of five new species of Helix from the Cape of Good Hope, with remarks on the known South-African species and a notice of several Cape limaces. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (2) 7. pp.103–107 [103] [Original Description] [Type Designation]
Preece, R. C., White, T. S., Raheem, D., Ketchum, H., Ablett, J., Taylor, H., Webb, K., & Naggs, F. 2022. William Benson and the golden age of malacology in British India: biography, illustrated catalogue and evaluation of his molluscan types. Tropical Natural History, Supplement 6, Chulalongkorn University. pp.434 [Type Designation] [Cited] [Figured]
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Point Locality: Camp's Bay, Cape of Good Hope
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Country: South Africa
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