[Annelida] (Fwd) Ceylon Pearl Oyster Fisheries material
(by g.read from niwa.co.nz)
Mon Apr 20 15:25:27 EST 2009
A mischievous pragmatist promptly suggested 'nowhere' was the location of this material, but let us explore the possibilities.
I make the obvious suggestion; feel free to correct me.
Arthur Willey was director of the Colombo Museum, Ceylon/Sri Lanka at the time of publication. That institute still exists.
It has invertebrates, including "... a representative collection of polychetes - about 2,000 specimens."
Interesting for sure! Worth investigating Nechama! Contact details are at the web site, and the zoology section is:
Note that species epithets "zeylanicus" etc refer to native fauna of Ceylon, and not Zeeland, or (Nieuw) Zeeland where I live.
> ------- Forwarded message follows -------
> Date sent: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 01:33:25 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Nechama Ben-Eliahu <nbenelia from yahoo.com>
> Subject: request for assistance
> To: Geoff Read <gread from actrix.gen.nz>
> Copies to: H.A.tenHove from uva.nl
> Hi Geoff, could you kindly post
> "Does anyone know where A. Willey's 1905 "Ceylon Pearl Oyster Fisheries"
> material is deposited? The Natural History Musum in London doesn't have it.
> If you know, and, more important, know the person to contact, please
> Nechama Ben-Eliahu at nbenelia from yahoo.com
> Many thanks in anticipation of your kind cooperation.
Geoff Read <g.read from niwa.co.nz>
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