S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science
Crossley, MrsAlice (shell collection)
Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.
Active in: SA.
Mrs Alice Crossley collected land snails at Pietermaritzburg before 1893. The snail Gulella crossleyana was named after her by J.C. Melvill and J.H. Ponsonby* in 1893, but is now regarded as a form of Gulella gouldi. However, the marine mollusc Calliostoma crossleyae, an uncommon Natal species named after her by E.A. Smith in 1910, still carries her name.
List of sources: Barnard, K.H. Personal names in South African conchology. Cape Town: Conchological Society of SA, 1965.
Herbert, D. & Kilburn, D. Field guide to the land snails and slugs of eastern South Africa. Pietermaritzburg: Natal Museum, 2004.