Collection Data

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Jerry Kudenov, Mexico 1970s

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Part of our large collection of Mexican polychaetes, used for morphological, phylogenetic, environmental, and historical studies.


Dr. Jerry Kudenov was the curator of Polychaetes at the Allan Hancock Foundation in the late 1970s. He collected these specimens while a graduate student at the University of Arizona’s Puerto Penasco Marine Station in Sonora, Mexico. Some of the material which was left at family or genus was later identified by Leslie Harris (NHMLAC Polychaete Collection Manager).

Collection Location and Dates

No information available.

Taxonomic Contents



Some of the specimens are cited in the following publications:

Kudenov, J.D. 1973. Annelida (Polychaetes), in R.C. Brusca (Ed.) A handbook to the common intertidal invertebrates of the Gulf of California. Tucson, University of Arizona Press, pp. 76-131.

Kudenov, J.D. 1974. The reproductive biology of Eurythoe complanata (Pallas, 1766) (Polychaeta, Amphinomidae). Ph.D. dissertation

Kudenov, J.D. 1975. Errant polychaetes from the Gulf of California, Mexico. Journal of Natural History 9: 65-91.

Kudenov, J.D. 1975. Sedentary polychaetes from the Gulf of California, Mexico, Journal of Natural History 9: 205-231.

Kudenov, J.D. 1975. Two new species of errant polychaetes from the Gulf of California, Mexico. Bulletin of the southern California Academy of Sciences 74(2): 75-80.

Kudenov, J.D. 1979. New species and records of polychaetous annelids from the Tetraclita (Cirripedia: Curstacea) zone of the northern Gulf of California, Mexico. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 78(2): 116-121.

Description of Collection

Fixed in 5-10% formalin-seawater, rinsed in fresh water, and transferred to 70% ethanol.

Collection Inventory

Approximately 200 jars, each containing from 1 to many specimens.

Collection Assets

No collection assets available.

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