Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington

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IT is no disparagement of the excellent work which Dr. Cushman has already done to say that his report on the “Shallow-water Foraminifera of the Tortugas Region” marks a significant step in advance. We do not agree with his practice of reviving obsolete generic names, such as Discorbis, Quinqueloculina, and Triloculina; the first has long been abandoned in favour of Discorbina, and the two latter have become merged in Miliolina. It appears to be undesirable to complicate synonymies by the revival of early names. But, after all, this divergence of opinion is a minor point which, however confusing to the novice, in no way detracts from the value of Dr. Cushman's work to the advanced student.

Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Vol. xvii.: Shallow-water Foraminifera of the Tortugas Region. By Joseph A. Cushman. (Publication 311.) Pp. 85+14 plates. (Washington: Carnegie Institution, 1922.)

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H.-A., E., E., A. Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington . Nature 109, 708–709 (1922). https://doi.org/10.1038/109708b0

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