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Re: Destroyed Fossils (was: Re: JP3 Trailer)



Indeed, the single specimen of Poekilopleuron, housed formerly in the Musée
de la Faculté des Sciences de Caen, was destroyed during World War II with
many other Jurassic fossil remains (see Bigot 1945). Fortunately, the casts
of the gastral basket, the phalanges and the left forelimb of
Poekilopleuron were given by A. Bigot to the Muséum National d'Histoire
Naturelle in 1897. They are still preserved in Paris and are currently in
the scope of a new study.


BIGOT, A. 1945. La destruction des collections et des bibliothèques
scientifiques de Caen. Bulletin de la Société Linnéenne de Normandie,
Volume supplémentaire, 1-75.

Ronan

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