CD-ROM version of the Zoological Record (1978-1996)

Helmut Zibrowius hzibrowi at
Mon May 12 11:28:47 EST 1997

In reply to:

>I have come across five genera of polychaetes for which I was
>unable to find any records in the CD-ROM version of the Zoological
>Record (1978-1996):

That might indeed not be the most reliable and exhaustive compilation.
Compare with the case of supraspecific taxa of molluscs (other than 
Cephalopoda): a high amount of these (of the order of 30 percent) escaped 
registration by the Zool. Rec. during the last decades. See references 

Bouchet P., Rocroi J.-P., 1992. Supraspecific names of molluscs: a
quantitative review. Malacologia, 34: 75-86.

Edwards M.A., Thorne M.J., 1993.  Reply to "Supraspecific names of
molluscs: a quantitative review." Malacologia, 35: 153-154.

Bouchet, P. & J-P Rocroi J.-P., 1993. The lottery of bibliography
databases: a reply to Edwards & Thorne. Malacologia, 35: 407-410.

Edwards, M.A. & M.J. Thorne.  1995.  Response to Bouchet & Rocroi....
Malacologia, 37: 157.

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