History of the Butterfly, Part 38: A Malacological Smackdown

In August, 1850, the Reverend Samuel Parker brought a paper to the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting.  The paper purported to describe a terrestrial snail species that was new to science.

The result was sort of a smack down from the most influential scientist of the day, Professor Louis Agassiz.

Here is a photograph of Prof. Agassiz.

As you may remember, Samuel Parker was the father of Henry W. Parker, and the future father-in-law of Helen Parker.

Portraits are from wikimedia commons.  The citation for the article is Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Volume iv, p 348, 1851.

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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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