RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1847.08. [It is rash to argue even that Cetacea & Phocæ did not exist in Secondary period. CUL-DAR205.9.231. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online, http://darwin-online.org.uk/)

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

NOTE: The brown crayon number '22' indicates that this document was filed by Darwin in his portfolio for the subject of Palaeontology: extinction.

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


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It is rash to argue even that Cetacea & Phocæ did not exist in Secondary period — for they might well then have been confined to arctic regions - Perhaps sessile Barnacles cd not have existed in the Secondary periods, which wd have necessitated great creation power within the period. Study fish for the object.

Aug /47/ (when one set becomes extinct & another takes the set up, then alone, I think we may argue that forms have really been created.)

[in margin:] How few shallow deposits Mem Conus Voluta &c &c.


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