[Annelida] Fauvel's materials

Sergio Salazar via annelida%40net.bio.net (by savs551216 from hotmail.com)
Wed Sep 26 15:06:15 EST 2007

Dear Nechama, Harry and Tarik,

Helmut Zibrowius made a thight arrangement for all of the serpulid materials 
that were in the Paris museum. These are among the few families which are 
completely separated from the rest of the collection and are placed by the 
end of the aisle in la Zootheque.

May I suggest you three alternate things?

First, to provide a list of synonymies to facilitate their tracking in the 
card file by both Patrick Gillet and Tarik Meziane.

Second, to carefully read the corresponding publications because in some of 
them, it was explained that the materials were sent back to whoever had 
collected them, and then to pull the thread with patience since there might 
be no more polychaete person available there. This information would also be 
helpful for Patrick and Tarik, since the localities would help them to sort 
their materials according to your needs.

Third, there might be some specimens identified by Fauvel and deposited 
elsewhere, like in the American Museum (I saw a flask with specimens 
collected by Treadwell in Paris, and a correspondence might be expected), 
the British Museum, and the museums of Monaco, Stockholm and Brussels.

Good luck,


>From: Nechama Ben-Eliahu <nbenelia from yahoo.com>
>To: annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
>CC: H.A.tenHove from uva.nl
>Subject: [Annelida] notice for the list
>Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 14:08:28 -0700 (PDT)
>Dear Polychaete Researchers
>   Does anyone know where Fauvel-identified Salmacina incrustans and 
>Salmacina dysteri
>   specimens might be? The material cannot be located in Paris or Angers; 
>maybe  Fauvel donated some to other collections, or maybe it was 
>accidentally shelved somewhere.
>   Please, if you have seen batches of specimens, from the Gulf of Suez, or 
>from Alexandria, Mediterranean or even from other Mediterranean locations 
>determined by P. Fauvel, it is very important to us to have a look at them. 
>Any assistance you can give us on this problematic matter will be very much 
>appreciated. If you are able to produce this "miracle", please contact H.A. 
>ten Hove at  <H.A.tenHove from uva.nl>,  or Nechama Ben-Eliahu at 
>nbenelia from yahoo.com
>   Thank you in anticipation of your kind attention.
>   Sincerely yours,
>   Nechama Ben-Eliahu,Ph.D., Curator emeritus
>   Section of Aquatic Invertebrates
>   The Biological Collections of the Hebrew University
>   The Department of Evolution,Systematics and Ecology
>   91904 Jerusalem, Israel
>   972-2-6584633
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