Land snail shell

Specimens from Miss Linter’s shell collection. Shells cited in De Mattia W, Neiber MT, Groh K (2018) Revision of the genus-group Hystricella R. T. Lowe, 1855 from Porto Santo (Madeira Archipelago), with descriptions of new recent and fossil taxa (Gastropoda, Helicoidea, Geomitridae). ZooKeys 732: 1-125. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.732.21677 . Paper states the specimens were collected alive (not subfossils) and that Helix turricula var. pererosa Wollaston, 1878 as a junior synonym of Wollastonia turricula as no substantial morphological differences could be observed.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
1720/1909/D39/74/1
Collection Class
Molluscs
Collection Area Region
West Africa
Collector Excavator
Linter, Miss Juliana Emma (from the collection of)
Common Name
land snail shell
Simple Name
mollusc: shell
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901); Edwardian (1901-1914)

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HYGROMIIDAE: Hystricella turricula (R T Lowe)