Australian Museum Journal Descriptions of some new or noteworthy shells in the Australian Museum

Shortform:
Hedley, 1912, Rec. Aust. Mus. 8(3): 131–160
Author(s):
Hedley, Charles
Year published:
1912
Title:
Descriptions of some new or noteworthy shells in the Australian Museum
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
8
Issue:
3
Start page:
131
End page:
160
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.8.1912.940
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xl–xlv
Date published:
06 May 1912
Cover date:
06 May 1912
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
20 April 2009
Available online:
03 August 2009
Reference number:
940
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (71kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (4724kb PDF)

Abstract

In treating of Nucula obliqua, Lamarck, I suggested that whereas the type of that species had a smooth inner margin to the valve and was a native of Tasmania, the name had been in error applied to a much larger shell from tropical Queensland with an inner margin microscopically crenulated and with long rake-like teeth. For this Queensland form I proposed the name of Nucula superba.

The size and habitat of Nucula loringi, Adams and Angas, correspond to that of N. superba, but their phrase "margine intus simplice," is inconsistent. The crenulation of the inner margin of N. superba is only visible on good specimens and under a lens. But had it been overlooked by the authors, Mr. E. A. Smith would have referred to N. loringi in discussing the large Queensland Nucula.