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Magelona mirabilis

Petersen, Mary Elizabeth MEPetersen at zmuc.ku.dk
Tue Mar 17 17:37:00 EST 1998

Tuesday, 17 March 1998

Re type locality, there is some information, although not much.

Johnston 1865: 350 [Addenda and Corrigenda], line 3 from last states:

 "Page 279, Maea mirabilis, _at end of description add_ (a)
Scotland, Dr, Greville."

That at least narrows the type locality a bit.  If Dr. Greville kept any
sort of notes on his excursions, and these have been kept, it might be
possible to see what part of Scotland might be involved.  If 2 or more
species that fit the description are found there, it is a matter of
deciding which one better serves the stability of nomenclature, but if
only one species is present, AND it fits the description (there might have
been more than one earlier and the one present now might not be a very
good fit), it would seem to be a good candidate for the name.

Best regards,

Mary E. Petersen
Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen
mepetersen at zmuc.ku.dk

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