This section was last updated in June 2013. You will find similar information and type pictures of all new cones described since that date in the WhatsNew Section of this website.
Mike Filmer is author of this publication.
Gavin Malcolm has collaborated with Mike to bring this publication online.
Included in the downloadable files below is factual information on the publication of all cone names together with type pictures plus a personal opinion on the taxonomy.
Mike Filmer (R. M. Filmer) 1926-2014 was a shell collector specialising in recent Conidae. Although latterly residing in the UK, he worked in many countries and travelled extensively in pursuit of extending his knowledge and reference collection of recent Conidae. The author published many articles on Conidae and in 2001 released his book “A Catalogue of Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidae 1758-1998". Mike conducted significant research on the taxonomy and nomenclature of recent Conidae and obtained the reference material for this publication over thirty and more years. The contribution of the many museums and fellow cone collectors who gave permission to photograph and to use the pictures of the type specimens is acknowledged and reasonable steps have been taken to ensure any rights are respected and permissions obtained to publish where necessary. A fuller acknowledgement of those who contributed is found in the Acknowledgements section.