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Date:         Mon, 30 Oct 2000 13:02:59 -0600
Reply-To:     Conchologists of America List <CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
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Comments:     Resent-From: arindsberg@gsa.state.al.us
Comments:     Originally-From: "Andrew Rindsberg" <arindsberg@gsa.state.al.us>
From:         "Andrew K. Rindsberg" <arindsberg@GSA.STATE.AL.US>
Subject:      Chione cancellata: canceled
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Tom, please, more details! For some of us, the nearest copy of the Journal of Molluscan Studies is hundreds of kilometers away. I can see that Linnaeus's type specimen of Chione cancellata might well be Caribbean, but where did Say publish about C. elevata? It's not listed in Abbott's 'American Seashells.'

For those who are wondering at this sudden upset, Chione no-longer-cancellata is one of the most abundant bivalves on southeastern U.S. shores. The valves are robust and tend to accumulate in sand offshore from beaches. How do you pronounce 'Chione,' anyhow? "Kye-O-nee"? "Chee-own"? "Shy one"?

NSR: Hearty congratulations to Art Weil's mother, who has proven beyond doubt the value of breakfasting on sardines and whiskey every morning. Hey Art, can you relay some words from her on what it was like to live in San Francisco back when the air was clear?

Andrew K. Rindsberg Geological Survey of Alabama


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