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Index to Desor's Synopsis des Echinides Fossiles

Nature volume 85, page 404 (26 January 1911) | Download Citation



BY the publication of this index Dr. Bather has supplied a long-felt want and has done a valuable service to all students of living and fossil echinoids. Needless to say, he has carried out his important task with great care and thoroughness. The scheme adopted for the main part of the work is that which is employed by Mr. C. D. Sherborn in his well-known “Index Animalium”; that is to say, the first part of the index contains all generic and trivial names alphabetically arranged, while the second part sets forth the generic names, each one followed by an alphabetical list of all the trivial names which have been associated with it in the “Synopsis.” Certain pages of Desor's work appeared in more than one issue and on varying dates, and due regard has been paid to these irregularities by a quotation of actual dates immediately following the page references in question in both parts of the index. Another important feature is the indexing of the plates, on which appeared some names that are not to be found in the text.

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