The illustration of Retizafra intricata Hedley, 1912 (Gastropoda: Columbellidae) from the coastal central Queensland:Citizen Scientists and their role in systematic practice

Maxwell, Stephen, Dekkers, Aart M., and Berchauer, David P. (2019) The illustration of Retizafra intricata Hedley, 1912 (Gastropoda: Columbellidae) from the coastal central Queensland:Citizen Scientists and their role in systematic practice. The Festivus, 51 (1). pp. 29-36.

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Abstract

Many Australian small molluscan taxa are often overlooked, falling by the wayside and therefore, and remaining relatively unknown to the wider collecting community. This paper redescribes and illustrates Retizafra intricata Hedley, 1912, a species that has not been illustrated within the literature for over a century. Many species are listed in databases, but they are often void of illustrative examples making positive identification problematic. Furthermore, this paper refines the syntypes and declares a lectotype to give greater taxonomic clarity. Within the discussion of this paper, the role of the citizen scientist is elucidated. Issues of how attitudinal change within some institutions can lead to the alienation of individuals, particularly those with life-long knowledge in their chosen field.

Item ID: 57929
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0738-9388
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2020 22:08
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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