Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 13:02:59 -0600
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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
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