HMS Challenger
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Land snail

NMS-Z.1927.120.6

Holding institution:

Donor:

Mrs Crosbie

Licence:

Open Government Licence

Scientific name:

Helix calliope

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

1874 - 1875

Form:

Dry

Taxonomy

Identifier:

Dr Alex Crosbie

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Mollusca

Class:

Gastropoda

Order:

Stylommatophora

Family:

Helicidae

Genus:

Helix Linnaeus, 1758

Species:

Helix calliope

Station/Area Information

Date collected:

1874 - 1875

Area:

New Caledonia

Water body:

Western Central Pacific Ocean

Notes:

Two of a collection of shells made by Dr. Crosbie, who was doctor to the "Challenger" Expedition. There is no mention that the voyage specifically visited New Caledonia (though it was in the plans beforehand). However, they passed nearby so it is still possible the specimen was collected in this time.
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