Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 09:40:35 -0500
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From: "Kevin S. Cummings" <ksc@DENR1.IGIS.UIUC.EDU>
Subject: Re: The Question Man
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>Date: Sun, 30 May 1999 14:00:39 -0400
>From: G Thomas Watters <gwatters@POSTBOX.ACS.OHIO-STATE.EDU>
>Subject: Re: The Question Man
>At 03:11 PM 5/28/99 -0700, you wrote:
>>Just a little something to broil your minds with between burgers and hot
>> How many shells ARE known from the description of ONE example ONLY?
>>Sowerby's Ep. dubia might give you a start.
>I don't know, but Petuch has the dubious distinction of having a new species
>known from LESS than one shell: Truncaria lindae (surprise).
>G. Thomas Watters
>Ohio Biological Survey &
>Aquatic Ecology Laboratory
>Ohio State University
Doesn't Rafinesque also share that honor with his description of the
"Trivalve" communicated to him by Audubon as a payback for smashing his
violin (or is this an urban legend).
Kevin S. Cummings
Illinois Natural History Survey
607 E. Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820