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The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W.

Daphnella Thiasotes, Melvill & Standen

Daphnella Thiasotes, Melvill & Standen.

Mangilia thiasotes, Melvill & Standen, Journ. Conch., viii., 1896, p. 284, pl. ix., fig. 21.

A more complete account than is usually given by these authors enables me to satisfactorily identify a single specimen from Funafuti with their species from Lifu. They confess, "We know of no pleurotomoid shell which presents the same characteristics." If specific characters were thus alluded to in a shell described as new, the remark would be superfluous, and I therefore presume that generic characters are intended. It is obvious that this species is a close ally of such a shell as Angas described as Purpura anomala. Prof. R. Tate first pointed out that this latter was one of the Pleurotomidæ, allied to M. vincenti, Crosse, In consonance with Tryon's classification, it is therefore here termed Daphnella thiasotes.

† Tate—Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W., v., 1881, p. 131.