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Pleurotoma halicyria Melvill, 1904

Type of listing: Entry in a Synonymy

Senior name:

Comitas halicyria (Melvill, 1904)


Primary Type: holotype Melvill, J.C. 1904. p. 164, pl. 10, fig. 16
BMNH holotype Gulf of Oman, 2449'N., 5656'E., 225 fathoms, mud bottom


Original Epithet:  halicyria
Nomenclatural Action: New Taxon       Melvill, J.C. 1904.  
Original Text Name:  Pleurotoma (Surcula) halicyria
Original Genus:  Pleurotoma
Status of Name: Synonym       Powell, A.W.B. 1969.  


 Powell, A.W.B. 1969. p. 286 [ Powell says "This species, which I have not seen, is known only from the unique holotype in the British Museum." He assigns the genus to " ?Comitas " under the heading " Comitas (sensu lato)." ]  Synonomy


                          Cochlespirinae Powell, 1942
                            Comitas Finlay, 1926
                              Comitas halicyria (Melvill, 1904)
                                Pleurotoma halicyria Melvill, 1904


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=49559) created by on unknown date. Record not subsequently updated.