kempi (Godwin-Austen, 1915)

Sutcharit, Chirasak, Ablett, Jonathan D. & Panha, Somsak, 2019, An annotated type catalogue of seven genera of operculate land snails (Caenogastropoda, Cyclophoridae) in the Natural History Museum, London, ZooKeys 842, pp. 1-65: 1

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kempi (Godwin-Austen, 1915)


53. kempi (Godwin-Austen, 1915)   Fig. 7D, E

Spiraculum kempi   Godwin-Austen, 1915: 496, 497, pl. 39, figs 4, 4a, 5, 5a.

Pearsonia kempi   - Gude 1921: 119.

Current generic position.

Pearsonia   Kobelt, 1902

Type locality.

Abor Hills and Ponging [in the area of Arunachal Pradesh State, India].

Type material.

Syntype NHMUK 1903.7.1.3105 from Abor Hill (2 shells; Fig. 7D), NHMUK 1903.7.1.3047 from Ponging (2 shells; Fig. 7E).


Godwin-Austen’s description clearly indicated that the type series was from two collection localities "Abor Hills" and “Pongping”, and he provided illustrations of two shells from each different specimen lot. These two specimen lots were listed as being housed in the NHM collections. These two type lots have an original label in Godwin-Austen’s handwriting stating species name, collection locality and giving his own catalogue numbers. The figured specimen ( Godwin-Austen 1915: figs 4, 4a) labelled as “Type”, is figured herein (Fig. 7D). Another figured shell ( Godwin-Austen 1915: figs 5, 5a) labelled as “Typic.” is also figured herein (Fig. 7E). In addition, the original description states 'Two specimens to Indian Museum’.