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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 18:59:10 EST 2018

Some possible good news of hope:


We really have to be very careful.

Em seg, 3 de set de 2018 às 20:47, Geoff Read <Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz>

> Thanks Dimítri.
> The aftermath of any building fire is so devastating. Let us all take
> extra care now at our workplaces.
> A further update here in a translated private message posted to the
> Crustacea list:
> "The buildings of the Departments of Vertebrates, Department of Botany,
> Main Library, Classrooms Pavilion, Archaeological Laboratory at Casa de
> Pedra, Annex Alipio de Miranda Ribeiro, and annex of the Service of
> Teaching Assistance collection were not reached. The survival of the Annex
> Alípio de Miranda Ribeiro is important, because it contained some
> collections of invertebrates and dipterologia. The main building (Palácio
> da Quinta da Boa Vista) was a total loss, with the possible exception of
> the collection of mollusc type material that I could help save thanks to
> Claudio (Collection Technician) who guided us through the darkness. The
> employees who participated in the grouping of the last moments are of
> course the courage and dedication, although we have managed to do very
> little.
> The major losses were the materials of the exhibition and the collections
> located in the main building: archive and historical collection, most of
> the entomological, anthropological collections, collections of arachnology,
> and crustaceans. The collection of paleontology and mineralogy may be
> partially salvaged if a careful work is done after the aftermath.
> From the collections of vertebrates, the copies of the old exhibitions
> that would be incorporated in the new exhibition have been lost, but most
> of the scientific collection is preserved.”
> Geoff
> From: Dimítri de Araújo Costa <dimitricostacg from gmail.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, 4 September 2018 11:15 a.m.
> To: Geoff Read <Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz>
> Cc: annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
> Subject: Re: [Annelida] Brazil National Museum fire
> 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).
> Source:
> https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=568041580279747&id=192082700822521
> Despite the unrecoverable tragedy, we may have some news of hope in the
> face of this tragedy.
> Regards
> Em seg, 3 de set de 2018 às 20:08, Geoff Read <Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz
> <mailto:Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz>> escreveu:
> 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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