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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Mitridae 

Mitra (Mitra) boswellae Cate, 1964

Type of listing: Entry in a Synonymy

Senior name:

Mitra (Mitra) guttata Swainson, 1824


Primary Type: holotype [] Cate, J. 1964. p.219, pl. 28, figs. 1a-b
SAMC A-29799 holotype off Durban, Natal, South Africa


Original Epithet:  boswellae
Original Text Name:  Mitra (Mitra) boswellae Cate, 1964
Original Genus:  Mitra (Mitra)


 Cernohorsky, W. O. 1976. p.326 [ The origin and locality of the holotype of M. boswellae J. Cate, is unknown, and the describer's indication of "off Durban, Natal, southeast Africa, ex-pisces" has been based on mere speculation. In a letter written by Mrs. Boswell, and accompanying the holotype, it is made quite clear that she received the holotype of M. boswellae in a box of shells whose origin was unknown, and the locality Durban, and the fact that it came from the stomach of a fish, were simply assumptions. ]  Type information


                            Mitra Lamarck, 1798
                              Mitra (Mitra) Lamarck, 1798
                                Mitra (Mitra) guttata Swainson, 1824
                                  Mitra (Mitra) boswellae Cate, 1964


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=46416) created by on unknown date. Record not subsequently updated.