[Annelida] Fauvel's materials

Alexander Muir via annelida%40net.bio.net (by a.muir from nhm.ac.uk)
Thu Sep 27 06:16:38 EST 2007

Dear Worm People,
                  It is probably not well-known that in 1928 Fauvel sold
some of his duplicate specimens to the Natural History Museum in London.
Amongst other things we have:

Salmacina aedificatrix
1928.4.26.140	Naples

Salmacina australis
1928.4.26.118	Gulf of St. Vincent, South Australia

Salmacina dysteri
1928.4.26.81/85	Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados, near le Havre
1928.4.26.106	St. Vaast-la-Hougue
1928.4.26.886	St. Vaast-la-Hougue

Salmacina incrustans
1928.4.26.144/154	Monaco harbour
1928.4.26.954	Naples

The specimens from the Indian Museum, Calcutta (Fauvel, 1932) were, I
believe, all returned to Calcutta. In the past, people have been able to
borrow them by writing to 

The Director, Zoological Survey of India, 34 Chittaranjan Avenue,
Calcutta, West Bengal - 700012, INDIA

With a copy to

The Officer-in-Charge, General Non-Chordata Section, Zoological Survey
of India, 27 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Calcutta, West Bengal - 700016,

I hope this is helpful to somebody!
Mr. A.I. Muir,

Polychaete Research Group, Department of Zoology, The Natural History
Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, LONDON SW7 5BD, UNITED KINGDOM

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5567     Fax: +44 (0)20 7942 5054

-----Original Message-----
From: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu
[mailto:annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Sergio
Sent: 26 September 2007 21:06
Subject: [Annelida] Fauvel's materials

Dear Nechama, Harry and Tarik,

May I suggest you three alternate things?

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

Good luck,


>From: Nechama Ben-Eliahu <nbenelia from yahoo.com>
>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
>maybe  Fauvel donated some to other collections, or maybe it was 
>accidentally shelved somewhere.
>   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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