Callucina keenae Chavan in Moore, 1971 Dosinia Lucine

Callucina keenae Chavan in Moore, 1971 Dosinia Lucine

    Dead on sand inside Palm Beach Inlet, Palm Beach County, Florida. The shells maximum diameter is 16.5 mm. Digital images by Marlo Krisberg.

    In the errata to a passage in an earlier volume in the series (Cox, Newell, et al. in Moore, R. C., 1969: N492), one of the authors of that portion of the masterwork, André Chavan, pointed out that the name he and his collaborators gave as the type species of the genus Callucina Dall, 1901, Lucina radians Conrad, 1841, was not available as it was a primary junior homonym of L. radians Bory de St. Vincent, 1824. Chavan later provided a replacement name, Callucina keenae, which, I guess, could be cited as Callucina keenae Chavan in Cox, Newell, et al., 1971, but what about Raymond C. Moore, the editor?

    The reason I use "Cox, Newell et al." rather than "Cox et al." is that all the subsequent 23 (yes; 25 in all!) authors are listed in alphabetical order, beginning with Boyd and ending with Weir. In my interpretation, this indicates that the late Norman D. Newell provided more in the authorship enterprise than the other 23. Whether he was on the same level as L.R. Cox is not clear, but a dagger icon (†) appears to the left of Dr. C's name, indicating he was deceased at the time of publication. [The same symbol is used in this work to connote extinct.]

Lee, H.G., 2009. Marine Shells of Northeast Florida. Jacksonville Shell Club, Inc. 204 pp. + 19 color plates. 28 May.

Moore, R.C. [ed.], 1969. Treatise on invertebrate paleontology Part N. Mollusca 6. Bivalvia. vols. 1 and 2. Geological Society of America & Univ. Kansas Press, Boulder, CO and Lawrence KS, xxxviii + pp. N1-N952.
Moore, R.C. [ed.], 1971. Treatise on invertebrate paleontology Part N. Mollusca 6. Bivalvia. vol. 3. Geological Society of America & Univ. Kansas Press, Boulder, CO and Lawrence KS, iv + pp. N953-N1224.