HMS Challenger
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Land snail

NHMUK-1884.6.12.681

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Scientific name:

Helicina ponsonbyi

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

March 1875 - March 1875

Form:

Fluid

Type status:

Syntype

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Mollusca

Class:

Gastropoda

Family:

Helicinidae

Genus:

Helicina Lamarck, 1799

Species:

Helicina ponsonbyi Smith, 1884

Station/Area Information

Date collected:

March 1875

Area:

Pigeon Island, Solomon Islands

Water body:

Eastern Central Pacific Ocean

Notes:

There is no mention that the voyage specifically visited the Solomon Islands (though it was in the plans beforehand). However, they passed nearby so it is still possible the specimens were collected in this time.
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