[Annelida] the paper of Nephtyidae

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by g.read from niwa.co.nz)
Wed Mar 24 17:42:50 EST 2010


Afterthoughts.

Now I'm not sure if Nataly meant she could not locate a source for
obtaining the Treadwell publication. Because I find I cannot either, so
if anyone can help, please do. Anyway, this 'Zoologica' journal is in
full: 'Zoologica. Scientific Contributions of the New York Zoological
Society'.

The expedition seems to be the William Beebe led voyage to Galapagos,
etc in 1925. So, despite the hint in the name of the boat it is not a
trip to a cold (arctic) part of the world. Arcturus means "Guardian of
the Bear" and it's a bright star in the constellation Boötes. Beebe, who
was a New Yorker, was very much a tropical explorer, very famous in his
day, and an excellent writer. His books were very popular and are still
very readable.

While it won't help with the polychaete descriptions, Beebe's narrative
is online:

The Arcturus adventure : an account of the New York Zoological
Society's first oceanographic expedition / by William Beebe ... with 77
illus. from colored plates, photos. and maps, published under the
auspices of the Zoological Society. 

http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/5738 

Geoff

>>> On 25/03/2010 at 8:33 a.m., "Geoff Read" <g.read from niwa.co.nz>
wrote:
> Hi Nataly,
> 
> That would be in this paper by Treadwell.
> 
> Treadwell, Aaron L. 1928. Polychaetous annelids from the Arcturus
> oceanographic expedition. Zoologica, New York, 8: 449-485.
> 
> See in WoRMS: 
> http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=sourcedetails&id=51949 
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Geoff
> 
>>>> On 25/03/2010 at 5:49 a.m., Наталия
Днестровская<ndnestro from mail.ru>
> wrote:
> 
>> Dear colleagues! 
>> I am a Nephtyidae researcher of North Europe and Arctic. Last
winter
> I 
>> worked in New York National History Museum. I found there the very 
>> interesting worms collected by Arcturus Oceanographic Expedition in
> 1925. And 
>> I think - it is a new species. Unfortunately information on the
label
> is very 
>> poor.  But it was mentioned that the whole information has been
> published in 
>> Zoologica, Vol. VIII, No. 8, p. 466, which I can't trace. Can
> somebody help? 
>> I would be VERY happy!
>> 
>> 
>> Wormly Nataly


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