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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Mitridae 

Mitra virgata Reeve, 1844

Type of listing: Entry in a Synonymy

Senior name:

Mitra (Strigatella) retusa Lamarck, 1811


Primary Type: lectotype [] Reeve, L.A. 1844. pl. 25, fig. 197a only
BMNH ((British Museum) Natural History, London) 1874.12.11.141 lectotype Luzon, Philippines [this may or may not correspond to the designated lectotype!]


Original Epithet:  virgata
Original Text Name:  Mitra virgata Reeve, 1844
Original Genus:  Mitra
Status of Name: Primary Homonym 


 Cernohorsky, W. O. 1976. p.482 [ Reeve's M. virgata [non Bosc, 1802] is a composite species consisting of M. retusa, illustrated in fig. 197a, and M. paupercula (Linnaeus), depicted in fig. 197b. Only the specimen of M. retusa, ex-Taylor coll., remains in the BMNH (= BMNH no. 1874.12.11.141) and this specimen was designated the lectotype of Mitra virgata Reeve by Cernohorsky (1976). ]  Type information


                            Mitra Lamarck, 1798
                              Mitra (Strigatella) Swainson, 1840
                                Mitra (Strigatella) retusa Lamarck, 1811
                                  Mitra virgata Reeve, 1844


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=48351) created by on unknown date. Record not subsequently updated.