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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 >>dogs. >> How many shells ARE known from the description of ONE example ONLY? >>Sowerby's Ep. dubia might give you a start. >> Q-Man

>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

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