Rock snail, Helix umbilicata

Description
Shells from George Montagu’s collection (syntypes).

Montagu described these specimens as Helix umbilicata in Montagu G 1803. Testacea Britannica. Part 2. p. 434–435 Tab. 13 fig. 2.

For more information see Oliver PG, Morgenroth H (2018) Additional Type and other Notable specimens of Mollusca from the Montagu Collection in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter. Zoosystematics and Evolution 94(2): 281-303. This paper is open access.

In January 2020 the Montagu Collection was awarded Designated status by Arts Council England. This mark of distinction recognises the collection’s international significance to the scientific community - it is the most intact and taxonomically important collection of British shells of the early 19th century (1800-1816) to be found anywhere in the UK.
Accession Loan No.
Moll4147
Collection Class
Molluscs
Common Name
rock snail, Helix umbilicata
Simple Name
mollusc: shell
Full Name
PYRAMIDULIDAE: Pyramidula umbilicata (Montagu, 1803): rock snail
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Montagu, Colonel George (from the collection of)
Collection Country
United Kingdom
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
MOLLUSCA
Family
PYRAMIDULIDAE
Genus
Pyramidula
Species
umbilicata

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