Collection Data

Page Contents: Section | Significance | Background | Location & Dates | Taxonomic Contents | Documentation | Description of Collection | Collection Inventory | Collection Assets | Specimen Condition | Container Condition | Label Condition | Label Content | Level of Taxonomic Identification

Jerry Kudenov, Mexico 1970s

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)


Significance (Top)

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

Background (Top)

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 (Top)

No information available.

Taxonomic Contents (Top)


Documentation (Top)

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 (Top)

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

Collection Inventory (Top)

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

Collection Assets (Top)

No collection assets available.

Specimen Condition (Top)

Date 4: New alcohol needed immediately (specimens will otherwise be irreparably damaged) 3: Containers need to be 'topped off' 2: New alcohol needed within next 6-12 months 1: No curation needed at present
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Container Condition (Top)

Date 4: Immediate short-term (less than 5 years) storage container replacement needed. Present containers are inadequate. Curate in the short-term with plastic buckets, whirltop bags, or similar. 3: Specimens contained in museum-grade long-term (greater than 5 years) storage containers. Jars need new closures (e.g. replace Bakelite and metal lids). 2: Transfer to museum-grade long-term storage containers. Replace or transfer to new jars and glass vials, replace cotton and closures. 1: Containers are museum-grade and meet highest curation standards.
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Label Condition (Top)

Date 4: New labels needed immediately (original labels in poor condition, paper torn/worn, legibility poor). 3: New labels needed within next 1-2 years (original labels beginning to wear, pencil writing fading, low quality paper was used). 2: New labels needed are as a result of curation and accretion of collection. 1: No new labels needed at present.
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Label Content (Top)

Date 2: New label or additional label needed because original label data is incomplete and supporting documentation provides additional collection data which greately enhances significance and value of each lot. 1: Label content complete. All collection data are contained on label.
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Level of Taxonomic Identification (Top)

Date 7: Not identified 6: Phylum 5: Class 4: Order 3: Family 2: Genus 1: Species
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