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Types of polychaetous annelids at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris

Vivianne SOLÍS-WEISS, Yann BERTRAND, Marie-Noëlle HELLÉOUET & Fredrik PLEIJEL

en Zoosystema 26 (3) - Pages 377-384

Published on 30 September 2004

Until recently, the polychaete collection at Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris (MNHN) contained a large number of types that were not labelled or recognised as types, including specimens deposited by Lamarck, Quatrefages, Saint-Joseph, Gravier and Fauvel. These have now been identified, catalogued, and transferred to a newly created type collection. We here publish a list of all catalogued types, including c. 1400 lots (vials and slides) for over 700 species names. Additionally, brief notes are provided about some of the most prominent scientists who have contributed substantially to the collection in the past.

Keywords :

Annelida, Polychaeta, type collection, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris.

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