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 VOLUTIDAE  CYMBIOLA PULCHRA PULCHRA

 VOLUTIDAE PULCHRA PULCHRA CYMBIOLA

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Ref. :

40097

Family :

VOLUTIDAE

Name :

CYMBIOLA PULCHRA PULCHRA

Description :

NORTH QUEENSLAND

Size (mm) :

98,96

Author :

SOWERBY I 1825

Quality :

F+++

From :

AUSTRALIA

Price :

300.00 € / ~ 348 USD

Information :

XXL SPECIMEN FROM OLD COLLECTION IT WILL BE HARD TO FIND SUCH SIZE ACTUALLY I can't resist to copy the comments of Guido Poppe for a 66 mm The subgenus Cymbiolacca to which this exclusive piece belongs shelters a group of fabulous shells found only along the coasts of northeastern Australia. Basically along and offshore the coasts of Queensland. We published a special number of Visaya, dedicated to this uppermost fascinating group of Volutes. Authors were P. Bail & A. Limpus and for the ones not having this booklet, we refer them to Conchbooks. It is the Supplement 6 of Visaya. What we have here is "Not only a pulchra", it is rather a piece of history as this very shell has been collected by the famous Tom Nielsen in 1970 on Fitzroy Reef. It has one of the typical "Nielsen labels", coming with the shell. For newcomers: Tom Nielsen was an avid Volute lover and was the guide of duPont in his search for the elusive perplicata. On their expedition, they did not find the perplicata, only fragments. But Tom Nielsen went back with his boat the "Southern Intruder" and rediscovered the perplicata on Diamond Reef. I later named the Volute "intruderi" after his boat. In the past the present Cymbiolacca was indeed considered a "woolacottae", but in today's systematics it rather belongs to the "pulchra pulchra" for which the Fitzroy lagoon is indeed a classic locality. This reef/lagoon Fitzroy has also to do with biology: named after captain Robert Fitzroy who was the captain of HMS Beagle and a friend of Darwin.


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