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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritella fultoni Melvill, 1897

446558  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:446558)

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Melvill J.C. (1897). Descriptions of thirty-four species of marine Mollusca from the Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf, and Gulf of Oman. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Litterary and Philosophical Society 41(3, n°7): 1-25 , pl. 6-7
page(s): 14 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy 1 specimen, syntype, NHMUK 1897.7.30.91....  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy 1 specimen, syntype, NHMUK 1897.7.30.91. Measurements 28 mm x 6,2 mm. This appears to be a young specimen of the subsequently examined Turritella illustris Melvill, 1904, which confirms their synonymy. Under high magnification, both type samples show a very fine longitudinal sculpture, which is highly unusual for Turritellidae, and reminds of thickened lips at the end of growth stages, as seen in some Epitoniidae. Similar sculpture has been observed in the type sample of Turritella ferruginea Reeve, 1849. As such, the present taxon is here also set aside as species incertae sedis (inquirendum for now by lack of possibility to attribute the proper status), pending further research as to the generic positioning of these species. [details]
Vos, C.; Bouchet, P. (2014). Turritella fultoni Melvill, 1897. In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=446558 on 2017-12-16

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original description Melvill J.C. (1897). Descriptions of thirty-four species of marine Mollusca from the Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf, and Gulf of Oman. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Litterary and Philosophical Society 41(3, n°7): 1-25 , pl. 6-7
page(s): 14 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritella illustris Melvill, 1904) Melvill J.C. (1904). Descriptions of twelve new species and one variety of marine Gastropoda from the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, and Arabian Sea, collected by Mr. F. W. Townsend, 1902–1904. Journal of Malacology. 11(4): 79-85, pl. 8., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/54597#page/267/mode/1up [details]   

additional source Melvill J. C. & Standen R. (1901) The Mollusca of the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and Arabian Seas as evidenced mainly through the collections of Mr. F. W. Townsend, 1893-1900, with descriptions of new species. Part 1, Cephalopoda, Gastropoda, Scaphopoda. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1901(2): 327-460, pls 21-24., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31888798
page(s): p. 378 [details]   

additional source Bosch D.T., Dance S.P., Moolenbeek R.G. & Oliver P.G. (1995) Seashells of eastern Arabia. Dubai: Motivate Publishing. 296 pp.  [details]   

additional source Kobelt, W. (1897) Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet von Martini und Chemnitz. Bd. 1, Abt. 27. Die Gattung Turritella. Nürnberg, Baner & Raspe. pp. 1-81, pls 1-21
page(s): p. 63-64, pl. 20, fig. 2 [details]   

status source Trew, A. (1987) James Cosmo Melvill’s New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 1987. Pp. 1-84
page(s): 42 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritella illustris Melvill, 1904) Bosch D.T., Dance S.P., Moolenbeek R.G. & Oliver P.G. (1995) Seashells of eastern Arabia. Dubai: Motivate Publishing. 296 pp.  [details]   

status source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritella illustris Melvill, 1904) Trew, A. (1987) James Cosmo Melvill’s New Molluscan Names. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 1987. Pp. 1-84
page(s): 46 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype NHMUK 1897.7.30.91, locality Pakistani part of the Arabian Sea (Ormara) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype [from synonym] NHMUK 1905.6.6.1-2, locality Persian Gulf (Dabai) [view taxon]
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy 1 specimen, syntype, NHMUK 1897.7.30.91. Measurements 28 mm x 6,2 mm. This appears to be a young specimen of the subsequently examined Turritella illustris Melvill, 1904, which confirms their synonymy. Under high magnification, both type samples show a very fine longitudinal sculpture, which is highly unusual for Turritellidae, and reminds of thickened lips at the end of growth stages, as seen in some Epitoniidae. Similar sculpture has been observed in the type sample of Turritella ferruginea Reeve, 1849. As such, the present taxon is here also set aside as species incertae sedis (inquirendum for now by lack of possibility to attribute the proper status), pending further research as to the generic positioning of these species. [details]