Griffin & Nielsen (2008):
TYPE MATERIAL. Syntypes: NHM-L27963 (Santa Cruz), NHM-L27957, NHM-L27958 and NHM-L27959 (Santa Cruz).
REMARKS. The interior of syntype NHM-L27957 was illustrated by Sowerby (1846, pl. 2, fig. 20), while the figured exterior is that of the incomplete left valve on the slab numbered NHM-L27963 (Sowerby 1846, p. 252, pl. 2, fig. 21).
Del Río and Camacho (1998, p. 77) mentioned that “the holotype of this species consists of a left valve found by Darwin in the lowermost horizons of the Monte León Formation at the mouth of the Santa Cruz River”. They were obviously unaware that the two figures on Sowerby’s plate showed two different specimens. As the specimens illustrated are clearly different, their lecotype designation by inference of holotype is invalid (ICZN 1999, Art. 74.5). In any event, this is the only species of Limopsis in the Monte León Formation. Therefore, a lectotype designation appears at present unnnecessary.
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