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Brachiopod

D.28.8.99.432

Holding institution:

Donor:

Trustees of the British Museum, 1902

Licence:

HMS Challenger project IPR statement

Scientific name:

Waldheimia kerguelensis

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

26 December 1873 - 26 December 1873

Form:

Fluid

Type status:

Syntype

Station:

144A

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Brachiopoda

Genus:

Waldheimia

Species:

Waldheimia kerguelensis Davidson, 1873

Station/Area Information

Station:

144A

Date collected:

26/12/1873

Area:

Marion Islands, South Africa

Water body:

Antarctic Indian Ocean

FAO:

58

Depth (Fathoms):

100 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-46.80

Decimal Longitude:

37.83

Gear:

Dredge

Notes:

Jar contains seven whole specimens, (shells), and approximately two which have disintegrated. Specimens dredged by HMS Challenger. Internal labels read: Molluscoidea off Marion island, 100 ftms. 26th December, 1873. Jar also contains three unidentified species of bivalve, it is possible these are specimens of Platydia anomioides which were described as being attached to the larger W. Kerguelensis in the report of the voyage.
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