Original Description of Murex bartonensis by Sowerby, 1813, p. 77:
- "Shell oval, contracted close to the beak, strongly reticulated, whorls about four or five, the last about two-thirds the length of the shell. Mouth elongated, curved, acute at both ends; right hand lip expanded, undulated, toothed within; left hand lip smooth at the edge, toothed within."
- "Less than half an inch long; the mouth is twice as long as wide, elegantly curved into a small beak; the outer lip has a furrow at about the fourth tooth from the beak, almost as much extended as the beak itself. The reticulation upon the surface is very square and sharply projecting; it is extended over the back of the lip, and forms its undulated edge."
Locus typicus: Barton Cliff, Hampshire, Great Britain
Murex bartonensis Sowerby, 1812-1815, pl. 34, lower figures
History and Synonymy
Strombus bartonensis, in Duclos in Chenu, 1844, pl. ?, fig. 1, 2