|A new Margarites from Greenland|
Dall, W.H. (1926). A new Margarites from Greenland. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 39: 59
In: Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Biological Society of Washington: Washington,. ISSN 0006-324X, more
New species; Margarites Gray, 1847 [WoRMS]; Marine
Among a small lot of shells collected in Greenland by the National Geographic Society's expedition of 1925, nearly all well known Greenland species, I find two specimens of a Margarites which seems to have been missed by previous collectors. Since the Greenland seas have been industriously explored for mollusks since the time of Fabricius in 1780, and not only the resident Danes but a multitude of Arctic explorers have paid particular attention to the shells, this was most unexpected. Moreover the species which was dredged in thirty fathoms at Etah, is quite emphatically distinct from any now known from the Arctic regions, notwithstanding the fact that the west Greenland mollusk fauna, apart from that of the British isles, is perhaps the best known in the world. As a specific name I have selected that of the able president of the society.