RECORD: Darwin, C. R. n.d. [Abstract of Athenaeum, 1840]. CUL-DAR205.9.118. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 9.2021. RN1

NOTE: Reproduced with permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.


Athenaeum 40. p 823. Lyell mentions two cones from the lower oolite a cypreæ & a Conus has been found in the chalk of Denmark. These are the only shells of Lamarck's family "enroulée" which are so abundant in tert. form hitherto found in secondary rocks.

[Charles Lyell. 1840. On the occurrence of two species of shells of the genus conus, in the Lias or inferior Oolite, near Caen, in Normandy. Athenaeum, 2 (17 October): 823.]

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