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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Mitridae 

Tiara nivea Broderip, 1836

Type of listing: Entry in a Synonymy

Senior name:

Mitra (Mitra) nivea (Broderip, 1836)


Primary Type: lectotype [] Broderip, W.J. 1836. p.195
BMNH ((British Museum) Natural History, London) 1967924 lectotype Anaa Island, Tuamotu Archipelago


Original Epithet:  nivea
Original Text Name:  Tiara nivea Broderip, 1836
Original Genus:  Tiara


 Cernohorsky, W. O. 1976. p.336 [ There are 3 syntypes of M. nivea (Broderip) in the BMNH; the largest and very adult 69.0mm long specimen is obviously not a bona fide syntype since Broderip would not have failed to select the most perfect specimen. His given measurements, however, agree within a few mm with the other two, more immature syntypes. Cernohorsky therefore selected the 48.4 mm long syntype as the lectotype of M. nivea Broderip. ]  Type information


                            Mitra Lamarck, 1798
                              Mitra (Mitra) Lamarck, 1798
                                Mitra (Mitra) nivea (Broderip, 1836)
                                  Tiara nivea Broderip, 1836


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=45297) created by on unknown date. Record not subsequently updated.