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Latimeria chalumnae

Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian
Place:
Comoros, Indian
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Sarcopterygii Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae
Published Name:
Latimeria chalumnae
Accession Number:
2032701
USNM Number:
376116
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
NOT AN ENTIRE SPECIMEN, Oviduct
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
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Latimeria chalumnae

Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian
Place:
Comoros, Indian
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Sarcopterygii Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae
Published Name:
Latimeria chalumnae
Accession Number:
2032701
USNM Number:
376117
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
NOT AN ENTIRE SPECIMEN, Oviduct
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
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Latimeria chalumnae

Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian
Place:
Comoros, Indian
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Sarcopterygii Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae
Published Name:
Latimeria chalumnae
Accession Number:
2032701
USNM Number:
376114
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
NOT AN ENTIRE SPECIMEN, Only Testis, part.
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
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Latimeria chalumnae

Collector:
Capt. Goosen
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian
Type Status:
Type
Place:
So. Africa: Near Mouth of Chalumna R., S.W. of East London, South Africa, Indian
Collection Date:
22 Dec 1938
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Sarcopterygii Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae
Published Name:
Latimeria chalumnae
Accession Number:
186831
USNM Number:
112258
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Scale no. 68 of holotype
Record Last Modified:
18 Aug 2014
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Latimeria chalumnae

Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian
Depth (m):
300 -
Place:
Anjouan, Comoros, Indian
Collection Date:
12 Mar 1955
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Sarcopterygii Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae
Published Name:
Latimeria chalumnae
Accession Number:
2032701
USNM Number:
376115
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
NOT AN ENTIRE SPECIMEN, Eggs
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
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Latimeria chalumnae

Collector:
Commercial Fisherman
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian
Place:
Indian Ocean: Comoro Islands: near SW coast of Grande Comore Island, Comoros, Indian
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Sarcopterygii Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae
Published Name:
Latimeria chalumnae
Accession Number:
2033260
USNM Number:
376602
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
NOT A WHOLE SPECIMEN
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
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Latimeria chalumnae

Collector:
Commercial Fisherman
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian
Place:
Indian Ocean: Comoro Islands: near SW coast of Grande Comore Island, Comoros, Indian
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Sarcopterygii Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae
Published Name:
Latimeria chalumnae
Accession Number:
2033260
USNM Number:
376603
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
NOT A WHOLE SPECIMEN
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
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Latimeria chalumnae

Collector:
Commercial Fisherman
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian
Place:
Indian Ocean: Comoro Islands: Anjoyan: Western Indian Ocean. 0.5 mi from shore off town of Mutsamudu, on island of Anjoyan., Comoros, Indian
Collection Date:
12 Nov 1964
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Sarcopterygii Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae
Published Name:
Latimeria chalumnae
Accession Number:
2033260
USNM Number:
376605
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
NOT A WHOLE SPECIMEN
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
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Latimeria chalumnae

Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian
Depth (m):
160 -
Place:
Anjouan, Comoros, Indian
Collection Date:
5 Sep 1954
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Sarcopterygii Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae
Published Name:
Latimeria chalumnae
Accession Number:
2032701
USNM Number:
376113
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
NOT AN ENTIRE SPECIMEN, Only Testis, part.
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
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Latimeria chalumnae

Collector:
Commercial Fisherman
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian
Place:
Indian Ocean: Comoro Islands: Anjoyan: Western Indian Ocean. 0.5 mi from shore off town of Mutsamudu, on island of Anjoyan., Comoros, Indian
Collection Date:
12 Nov 1964
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Sarcopterygii Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae
Published Name:
Latimeria chalumnae
Accession Number:
2033260
USNM Number:
376604
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
NOT A WHOLE SPECIMEN
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
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Latimeria chalumnae

Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian
Preparation:
Unknown
Scanning Electron Microphotograph
Histological Slide
Prep Count:
000
Remarks:
brain sections
Place:
Indian Ocean, Madagascar, Madagascar, Indian
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Sarcopterygii Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae
Published Name:
Latimeria chalumnae
Accession Number:
281257
USNM Number:
205871
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Portion of brain removed; sem-scales, stub no. 38. microscope slides containing sections of removed portion of brain are in the slide collection.
Record Last Modified:
19 Aug 2014
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Latimeria chalumnae

Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian
Place:
USNM-Paleo label indicates that this specimen was taken from "near Comoro Islands", Africa, Indian
Collection Date:
1938
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Sarcopterygii Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae
Published Name:
Latimeria chalumnae
Accession Number:
2032371
USNM Number:
375991
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
NOT a whole specimen. Only a scale mounted on a slide. Tag accompanying scale claims that it is from the holotype, but the locality given is not the type locality.
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
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Latimeria chalumnae

Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian
Place:
Taken Off Preserved Specimen. Caught Off Grand Comoro Is., Comoros, Indian
Collection Date:
1964
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Sarcopterygii Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae
Published Name:
Latimeria chalumnae
Accession Number:
258054
USNM Number:
199416
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Dry specimen. rec. from: dr. adair h. fehlmann. this lot contains 5 scales from a single specimen. the scales are stored dry in the general alcoholic collection.
Record Last Modified:
20 Aug 2014
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Latimeria chalumnae Smith

Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian Ocean
Type Status:
holotype
Type Citation:
Smith. 1939 --/--. Cape Naturalist. 1: 187-194.
Place:
Indian Ocean
Collection Date:
1938
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Osteichthyes Crossopterygii Latimeriidae
Published Name:
Latimeria chalumnae Smith
USNM Number:
PAL409598
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
25 Aug 2014
Skeletal Morphology:
scale(s)
Geological Age:
Cenozoic - Recent
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Paleobiology
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Malania anjouanae Smith

Collector:
Native
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Indian
Type Status:
Type
Place:
Indian Ocean: Comoros Archipelago, Domoni, Anjouan Island, Comoros, Indian
Collection Date:
20 Dec 1952
Taxonomy:
Animalia Animalia Chordata Chordata Sarcopterygii Sarcopterygii Coelacanthiformes Coelacanthiformes Latimeriidae Latimeriidae
Published Name:
Malania anjouanae Smith
Latimeria chalumnae
Accession Number:
198041
USNM Number:
163126
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
35a. hook & line about 8 fathoms. 200 meters off shore. usnm has 2 scales from the type specimen in this lot.
Record Last Modified:
18 Aug 2014
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A living fossil fish : the coelacanth : Latimeria chalumnae

Author:
Greenwood, Peter Humphry
British Museum (Natural History)
Physical description:
16 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
Topic:
Coelacanth
Notes:
"This booklet was produced in conjunction with a special temporary exhibition in the British Museum (Natural History) to mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of Latimeria Chalumnae."
Cover title
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Cranial nerves of the Coelacanth, Latimeria chalumnae (Osteichthyes, Sarcopterygii, Actinistia), and comparisons with other craniata / R. Glenn Northcutt, William E. Bemis

Author:
Northcutt, R. Glenn
Bemis, William E
Physical description:
x, 76 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
Topic:
Nerves, Cranial
Notes:
"Reprint of Brain, behavior and evolution, vol. 42, suppl. 1, 1993"--T.p. verso
Includes index
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Anatomie de Latimeria chalumnae [par] J. Millot et J. Anthony. Publié avec le concours de l'Institut de recherche scientifique de Madagascar

Author:
Millot, Jacques 1897-
Anthony, Jean
Robineau, Daniel
Physical description:
3 v. in 4 illus. (part col.) plates. 28 x 36 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1958
1978
[1958]-1978
Topic:
Coelacanth--Anatomy
Fishes--Anatomy
Notes:
Vol. 3 by J. Millot, J. Anthony and D. Robineau
Contents:
t. 1. Squelette, muscles et formations de soutien. [ptie. 1] Texte. [ptie. 2] Planches.--t. 2. Système nerveux et organes des sens.--t. 3. Appareil digestif, Appareil respiratoire, Appareil urogénital, Glandes endocrines, Appareil circulatoire, Téguments, Écailles, Conclusions générales
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Coelacanth Fish, NMNH

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Place:
Madagascar
Date:
1957
Topic:
Exhibitions
Coelacanth
Fishes
Fossils
United States National Museum
Living fossils
Standard number:
SIA2009-2196 and 44746
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
A a coelacanth, Latimeria chalumnae Smitha, or living fossil fish on display in the Untied States National Museum. The fish is situated on supports and explanatory text can be seen behind the specimen
On August 20, 1957, a coelacanth, Latimeria chalumnae Smitha, living fossil fish, is put on exhibit in the foyer of United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History. This male fish was caught off the Comoro Islands, near the Island of Madagascar. It was believed that the coelacanth was extinct until 1938 when the first live one was caught off South Africa. Before that time the fish was only known from ancient fossil remains
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44, Folder: 6
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
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See Here: 3/28/2011

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Type:
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Blog posts
Update Date:
2011-03-28T13:00:28Z
Topic:
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Synopsis:
On August 20, 1957, a coelacanth, Latimeria chalumnae Smitha, living fossil fish, is put on exhibit in the foyer of United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, 1957, by Unidentified photographer, Photographic print, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44, Folder 6, Negative Number: SIA2009-2196. [...]
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