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Marska, G. A. 2004. J.H. Day's type specimens of Polychaeta (Annelida) in the collection of the South African Museum. Annals of the South African Museum 112(1): 17-38.
Introduction: "In 1990, the South African Museum (Marine Biology Department) received the entire J.H. Day reference collection of Polychaeta, previously housed in the Zoology Department, University of Cape Town. At the Museum, specimens were sorted, rebottled, preserved in 70 per cent ethanol and catalogued. Amongst the collection are the types of several species that were described by Day between 1934 and 1975. A list of these types is provided herein. In accordance with the recommendations of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, this paper forms part of the series of publications in Annals of the South African Museum documenting the South African Museum's holdings of type material. The vast majority of type specimens were obtained by the Zoology Department of the University of Cape Town during extensive ecological surveys over a number of years. These surveys covered an area along the coast of southern Africa extending from Walvis Bay on the west coast to Mozambique on the east. For easy reference, a map of the area (Fig. 1) from Day (1967: 8), is included. There are also a few type specimens from Western Australia, the United States, and India.