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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritella meta Reeve, 1849 
AphiaID: 224239

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastropoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaenogastropoda (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor[unassigned] Caenogastropoda (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCerithioidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritellinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritella (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritella meta (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (Synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritella variegata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritella Lamarck, 1799
Sources  original description Reeve L.A. (1849) Monograph of the genus Turritella. In: Conchologia Iconica, vol. 5, pl. 1-11 and unpaginated text. L. Reeve & Co., London. [stated dates: pl. 1-8: May, 1849; 9-11: June 1849], available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8967277
page(s): Pl. 7, sp. 34 [details]

source of synonymy Tryon G.W., jr. (1886). Manual of conchology, structural and systematic, with illustrations of the species. (1)8: Naticidae, Calyptraeidae, Turritellidae, Vermetidae, Caecidae, Eulimidae, Turbonillidae, Pyramidellidae. pp. 1-461, pls. 1-79, Philadelphia, published by the author.
page(s): p. 198-199, pl. 61, fig. 58; pl. 62, figs 63, 64 [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Angola
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCacuaco (inaccurate[details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NHM 1907.10.28.127 [details]
Link Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo NHMUK Zoology collection database 
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat "Rocky bottom" fide Gofas et all, yet this refers to the species commonly referred to as Turritella gemmata Reeve, 1849, of which T. meta was once considered a synonym. Recent examinations of the holotype of T. meta have shown it is synonymous to T. variegata[details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature The name Turritella meta Reeve, 1849 was misapplied by:
- Kobelt (1897:40-41) in synonymy of Turritella goniostoma [sic] Valenciennes, 1832
- Dautzenberg (1910:75 ; 1912:43), Lamy (1923:26) and Nicklès (1950:54) for the species commonly known as Turritella gemmata Reeve, 1849. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material 1 specimen, holotype, NHMUK 1907.10.28.127, as figured by Reeve (1849, pl. 7, sp. 34). Examinations have shown that the holotype is a very well preserved specimen of the species commonly referred to as Turritella variegata (Linnaeus, 1758), and has no relation whatsoever with the western African species Turritella gemmata Reeve, 1849, nor with Turritella banksii Reeve, 1849. Reeve separated this species from Kiener's Turritella nebulosa based on presence of secondary cords and on colour pattern. Examination of a large number of specimens of however shows that the occurrence of secondary cords is subject to a large degree of variation. As such, the present taxon is added to the synonymy of Linnaeus' species.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:224239
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2006-03-14 08:38:18Z  created  Appeltans, Ward
2010-01-09 14:33:51Z  changed  Tran, Bastien
2010-08-10 13:12:04Z  changed  Vos, Chris
2014-04-28 20:25:35Z  changed  Vos, Chris
  
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  Citation: Vos, C. (2014). Turritella meta Reeve, 1849. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=224239 on 2014-12-27
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