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Eozoön Canadense


THE letter of Mr. T. Mellard Reade on the subject of Eozoön Canadense, contained in your number for December 22, exhibits so complete a misapprehension of the state of our knowledge of that fossil, that I feel it necessary to break the silence which I have for some time imposed upon myself as regards this subject, in order that your readers may not be misled by the positiveness of his assertions.

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CARPENTER, W. Eozoön Canadense. Nature 3, 185–186 (1871).

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