> I am a molecular researcher studying the break-up of Gondwana ... A
> group that appears particularly interesting is the giant earthworms of
> the Southern continents ...
A 1960's biographical entry for W. B. Benham (1860-1950) makes ironic
"For Benham, like others before him, land bridges rose and fell at the
dictate of earthworms, which he believed to be infallible evidence of
terrestrial migration routes."
"the theories of Antarctic and South American land links with New
Zealand and other southern lands, which Benham so stoutly defended, find
little support today."
H. B. Fell wrote that in 1966.
Geoff Read <g.read at niwa.cri.nz>
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