The Evans Trust, Edinburgh. Purchased
Open Government Licence
HMS Challenger (1872-76)
18 August 1874 - 18 August 1874
Dr Alex Crosbie
18 August 1874
Api Island, Vanuatu
This is labelled as Polydonta (now Trochus) but is a Phythia species. Three specimens in a collection comprising about 200 species of marine and non-marine Mollusca. Collected by Dr Alexander Crosbie, staff-surgeon aboard HMS "Challenger", during her circumglobal expedition of 1872-76. The shells were kept by Crosbie for his private collection and were not included in the Reports on the Scientific Results of the Voyage. About half the specimens are localized and some are still accompanied by the original label in Crosbie's handwriting (blue labels).