Magelona mirabilis

Joao Gil gil at
Mon Mar 16 06:22:19 EST 1998

Dear colleagues:

Meredith Jones in 1977, in his work of redescription of Magelona
papillicornis (In: Reish,D.J. & Fauchald,K. (Eds.). Essays on
polychaetous annelids in memory of Dr. Olga Hartman, Los Angeles, Allan
Hancock Foundation, pp. 247-266), says that all the specimens previously
referred to that species by McIntosh (1915), Fauvel (1927), Bellan (1964),
Day (1967) and others should be "provisionally" considered as Magelona
mirabilis (Johnston).

He refers that a "work...presently in progress will resolve this
purposeful taxonomic compromise".

Does anyone know if that work saw daylight? If so, when and where? If
not, does anyone know if M. mirabilis was redescribed recently? (Or if any
of the descriptions previously referred to M. papillicornis can be taken
as the description of M. mirabilis).

Thank you in advance.

With my very best wishes,

Joao Gil

Joao Gil
Centre d'Estudis Avancats de Blanes
Cami de Santa Barbara, s/n
Telef.: 34-72-33.61.01
Fax: 34-72-33.78.06
E-mail: gil at

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