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Spurred by an urgent request to return specimens borrowed some years ago, we decided to bring a quick visit to the Zoological Museum of the University of Amsterdam. Such a visit was anyway on our agenda given that this museum is home to several important collections, most notably the collection made during the famous scientific expedition of the Siboga (1899-1900).

 


Armed with Jangoux' (1991) paper on the ZMA echinoderm types and helped by the local curator, Dr J Bleeker, we quickly located the 24 needed types specimens.

Given that this one day trip was entirely funded through the PEET project, we decided to take our biggest car...