Major Taxonomists in the collection
The names of authorities, written on the labels, give us the information about their taxonomic activities. This is the list of major taxonomists contributed to the Zoological Collection.
||All round specialist, 1949 - 1975.
|Holthuis R. B.
||Worked on "Collezione E. Caroli" (222 preps)
||Porifera specialist, 1947 - 1966.
||Hydrozoa Specialist, 1956 - 1957
||1910 - 1912 (The Primary Catalog)
Santarelli M. is his son, also working on the museum specimens.
||Worked on Acantharia in 1899, 1902, 1905 and 1925 - 26. The number of preparation slides is 1290.
||(1854-1913)Worked on Copepods. The part of the preparation were corrected during the voyage of Albatross.
||Mainly Tunicata, Porifera and Mollusca.
|De Fiore O.
||Molluscan Specialist, 1932 -1933
||Marine Invertebrata 1885 - 1914 (The Primary Catalog)
||Polychaeta specialist, 1899 - 1910 (The Primary Catalog)
||Crustacea specialist, 1912 - 1943
|Lo Bianco S.
||Marine Invertebrata, 1909 - 1911 (The Primary Catalog)
|Ryland J. S.
||Bryozoa Specialist. 1958 - 1961
|Recent re-curating and re-identification activity on our Bryozoan collection by Dr. Jones MS (NHM London) (Feb. 2007)
The preparation ,made by Santarelli, was re-labeled by Montcharmont
For maintaining label information, the support of the professional taxonomists is essential. After the re-curation and/or re-identification, the label could be updated. More than half of preparations (296 out of 596) written in the primary catalog have been updated with different names. There are at least 300 missing preparations which are listed in the primary catalog. However, if we consider the ratio of the label updating, it might be possible that they still exist in the collection without a "SZN number" with different names.