Paleonet: Disposition of a holotype

Mario Cournoyer paleovision at
Sat Apr 6 05:36:07 GMT 2019

Hello David!

When you say “folks in Montreal”, who do you mean by that? Indeed the geology dept at UMontreal closed in 2000, and most of the professors have passed away. Bernard (Mamet), is still alive I think. My colleague, Jean-Pierre Guilbault had talked to him a few years ago, Bernard was back living in France.  Let me try to find out if we can still reach him.

My hunch is that those specimens were deposited at the GSC. 

I’m adding Jean-PIerre in this email and Micjel Coyne, curator at the GSC.



Mario Cournoyer
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> On Apr 5, 2019, at 6:07 PM, David Kopaska-Merkel <davidkm at> wrote:
> In 1975, Mamet & Roux named Aphralysia capriorae, which they considered to be an alga. They were both in the geology dept.. at U. Montreal, which no longer exists! In their paper, as far as I can tell, they didn’t say where the types were reposited. Folks at Montreal have not been able to help, so far. Any clues about where to look for the holotype of A. capriorae?
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