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Toward beach, (for S159) 021

Observed: 12th October 2012 By: ls8758
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Toward beach, (for S159) 021
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Names and Links

There are some serious issues with the naming of the Pullet Carpet Shell.
iSpot's preferred name is Venerupis senegalensis but it also accepts Venerupis saxatilis or Venerupis pullastra.
None of these seem acceptable to the world authority of WoRMS**, which clearly only sees Venerupis corrugata as being correct. Not for the first time I have discovered that the 'correct' name is not in the UKSI, nor CoL, nor even the SANBI dictionary.
Dave Fenwick knows a bit about Marines, he keeps his options wide with Venerupis corrugata var. saxatilis syn. V. s. var. saxatilis.
The National Museum of Wales, to where should all go for some confirmation, uses the old name Tapes corrugata.
There are 17 other synonyms to choose from, so what will it be next year?

So now see this