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[Annelida] Brazil National Museum fire

Dimítri de Araújo Costa via annelida%40net.bio.net (by dimitricostacg from gmail.com)
Mon Sep 3 18:14:50 EST 2018

Hello Geoffrey,

Professor, it seems that really a good part of the invertebrate collection
has been saved, according to the report of Prof. Eduardo Hadju (follow the
video link below).


Despite the unrecoverable tragedy, we may have some news of hope in the
face of this tragedy.


Em seg, 3 de set de 2018 às 20:08, Geoff Read <Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz>

> Dear all,
> This is terrible news for Brazilian natural sciences.
> https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/03/fire-engulfs-brazil-national-museum-rio
> Photos indicate total destruction by fire of the Rio de Janeiro
> 200-year-old National Museum on Sunday, 2 September 2018.  I've seen
> amazing photos of museum people coming from the burning building rescuing
> collection items - so brave of them.  We can only hope some or a lot of the
> biology collections will have been warehoused elsewhere, as museums tend to
> do for space reasons. If you know more about this aspect please update us.
> And ... "Museum officials and firefighters were able to salvage part of
> the collection, removed before being hit by fire. One of the saved parts
> was the collection of types of malacology"  How accurate this claim is I
> don't know.
> From:
> https://noticias.uol.com.br/ultimas-noticias/agencia-estado/2018/09/02/predio-do-museu-nacional-nao-corre-risco-de-desabar-segundo-os-bombeiros.htm
> Just as a tiny indication of the possible loss here are the Brazil MN
> Polychaeta holotypes we have actually data-entered at WoRMS.  It's probably
> only recent registrations.
>     Holotype MN 23384, locality Rio Grande do Sul, identified as Hyalella
> imbya Rodrigues & Bueno, 2012
>     Holotype MN MHN-BPO 14/0, identified as Kirkia heterobranchiata
> Nogueira, López & Rossi, 2004
>     Holotype MN MN 9571-Ia,, locality Palmeira, identified as Annulitubus
> mutveii Vinn, Zabini, Sene-Silva, Kirsimae & Susan-Marcos, 2016
>     Holotype MN MNRJ 5859, locality Brazil Southeast, identified as
> Arturia alcatraziensis (Lanna, Rossi, Cavalcanti, Hajdu & Klautau, 2007)
>     Holotype MN MNRJ/P455, locality Campos Basin, identified as Lacydonia
> anapaulae Rizzo, Magalhães & Santos, 2016
>     Holotype MN MNRJ/P456, locality Campos Basin, identified as Lacydonia
> braziliensis Rizzo, Magalhães & Santos, 2016
>     Holotype MN MNRJ/P457, locality Campos Basin, identified as Lacydonia
> jacki Rizzo, Magalhães & Santos, 2016
>     Holotype MN MNRJ/P771, locality Pará, identified as Namalycastis
> caetensis Alves & Santos, 2016
> Geoff Read
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Dimítri de Araújo Costa
Doutorando no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Desenvolvimento e Meio Ambiente
Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa (PB), Brasil
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