Collection: Type specimens

Collection created by: hollymorgenrothramm

When a species is described for the first time and published in the scientific literature a particular specimen (or sometimes group of specimens) must be chosen to represent this new species. They are scientifically very important. RAMM has many specimens in the collections that are definitely type material (mostly molluscs) and some are listed here. I have also included some that MIGHT be types – please let us know if you can clarify this for us.

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