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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritella fultoni Melvill, 1897 
AphiaID: 446558

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)
Status taxon inquirendum
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritella Lamarck, 1799
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritella illustris Melvill, 1904 (Synonym)
Sources  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]

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]

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Environment marine
Specimens  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype NHM 1897.7.30.91, locality Pakistani part of the Arabian Sea (Ormara) [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype [from synonym] NHM 1905.6.6.1-2, locality Persian Gulf (Dabai) [view taxon]
Links Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications) 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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From editor or global species database
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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:446558
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2010-01-09 14:33:51Z  created  Tran, Bastien
2012-09-24 21:50:20Z  checked  Bouchet, Philippe
2013-09-13 11:58:28Z  changed  Vos, Chris
2014-04-29 19:16:26Z  changed  Vos, Chris
  
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  Citation: Vos, C.; Bouchet, P. (2014). Turritella fultoni Melvill, 1897. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=446558 on 2014-10-20
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