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Lepidonotus squamatus

Rusty Scaleworm

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Orphaned Collections and the Taxonomic Dilemma

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Over the course of the last 150 years or so, universities and other agencies collected specimens, often as part of field classes. Some of these specimens eventually formed individual collections, and sometimes those collections would amalgamate into museums with multiple collections. As time has passed, priorities for universities and other agencies changed, and professors retired and those collections were often…