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.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Hedley, 1912, Rec. Aust. Mus. 8(3): 131–160
Author
Charles Hedley
Year
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
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