Asks him to send additional cirripede specimens.
Down Farnborough Kent
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 w
Dear Sir | Yours truly obliged | C. Darwin
- f1 1342.f1Classified 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.