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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Mitridae 

Voluta pyramis Wood, 1828

Type of listing: Entry in a Synonymy

Senior name:

Mitra (Nebularia) pyramis (Wood, 1828)


Primary Type: holotype [] Wood, W. 1828. p.10, pl. 3, fig. 16b
BMNH ((British Museum) Natural History, London) 1967939 holotype New Guinea (by subsequent designation by Cernohorsky, 1976)


Original Epithet:  pyramis
Original Text Name:  Voluta pyramis Wood, 1828
Original Genus:  Voluta


 Cernohorsky, W. O. 1976. p.425 [ The probable holotype of Voluta pyramis Wood, which also appears to be the type- specimen of Mitra cancellata Swainson (non Röding), is in the BMNH [BMNH no. 1967939]. In the same container, and under the same registration number, is a specimen which closely resembles the type-figure of M. loricata Reeve, and which could be the holotype ex-Metcalfe's collection. The probable holotype of pyramis was accessioned in 1829, and the second, probable type of loricata must have been placed in the same box by error. ]  Type information


                            Mitra Lamarck, 1798
                              Mitra (Nebularia) Swainson, 1840
                                Mitra (Nebularia) pyramis (Wood, 1828)
                                  Voluta pyramis Wood, 1828


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=13131) created by on unknown date. Record not subsequently updated.