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Pettibone, M.H. (1967). Type-specimens of polychaetes described by Edith and Cyril Berkeley (1923-1964). Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 119(3553): 1-23.
Pettibone, M.H.
Type-specimens of polychaetes described by Edith and Cyril Berkeley (1923-1964)
Proceedings of the United States National Museum
119(3553): 1-23
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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The late Edith Berkeley, working as a volunteer investigator at the Pacific Biological Station at Nanaimo, British Columbia, published some 11 papers between 1923 and 1961, chiefly on the polychaetes from the Nanaimo district. In these publications 1 new genus, 15 new species, and 8 new varieties (some subsequently raised to species) were described, and 1 new name was proposed. Edith Berkeley was later joined by her husband Cyril in her polychaete studies, and they jointly published 34 papers between 1932 and 1964. In addition to material from British Columbia, their collection included specimens from Alaska, the Bering Sea, the western Canadian Arctic, southern CaHfornia, the west coasts of Mexico and Panama, Peru, Hudson Bay, and the east coast of Canada. These studies resulted in the erection of 4 new genera, 43 new species, 1 new subspecies, 7 new varieties, and 1 new name. Cyril Berkeley alone published two short papers dealing with polychaetes (1942, 1956). "Canadian Pacific Fauna" includes two papers by the Berkeleys: "Polychaeta Errantia" (1948) and "Polychaeta Sedentaria" (1952a). Their publications serve as the primary source for information on the polychaetes of western Canada and nearby areas.
In 1964, Cyril Berkeley kindly donated the Berkeley polychaete collection to the Smithsonian Institution. I went to Nanaimo to help in the transfer of the collection. Some type material of the Berkeley species had been set apart from the general collection. However, a good deal of type material, including syntypes and paratypes, was not so segregated.
The purpose of this paper is to indicate the change in the location of the Berkeleys' material from their private collection to that of the U.S. National Museum and to provide some pertinent information on the type material.
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