RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 'Mr Cuming thinks that a species variable in one place' (1845). CUL-DAR205.10.63 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker (Darwin Online, http://darwin-online.org.uk/)
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Feb. 7 /45/
Mr Cuming thinks that a species variable in one place is everywhere variable.
Says amongst Chitons often vary in colour & shape, but not in marking in same harbor. The C. Cumingii (?) is slightly different at Valparaiso, Arica & Lima. — Says the different isld & even townships have different varieties or species (leans to latter view) — seems to think this is quite the rule — fine species. —
Says the Madagascar & Philippines marine shells of the same species differ in size & brilliancy. — thinks shells from very distant localities often differ a little.
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