This bibliographic review revisits circumstances in which the wharf, shell burrowing barnacle, Cryptophialus minutus, was first collected by Charles Darwin in southern Chile, in 1836. Further, explores how its collection marked Darwin's taxonomical interest in Cirripedia. A short review analyzes the initial number of extant species of Cirripedia, as described by Darwin and the present situation, with emphasis on recent collections of C. minutus in the southern tip of South America.
Sociedad de Biología de Chile
Revista chilena de historia natural v.82 n.4 2009
shell burrowing barnacles
Darwin taxonomist: Barnacles and shell burrowing barnacles