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Letter 1342

Darwin, C. R. to Steenstrup, J. J. S.

15 June [1850]

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    Asks him to send additional cirripede specimens.


Down Farnborough Kent

June 15th

My dear Sir

I sincerely beg your pardon for troubling you so soon, but I write to say that my Plates are in the Engraver's hands, & if you could without very much trouble send me soon the additional specimens of your Anatifera cretæ or Oxynaspis ? or Scalpellum ? it wd be a great obligation.

Dear Sir | Yours truly obliged | C. Darwin

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    Classified by CD as Scalpellum (?) cretæ, with Anatifera cretæ as a synonym. The specimens sent by Steenstrup were not classified as a new fossil genus for lack of proof that they had only five valves. See Fossil Cirripedia (1851): 45–6.
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