Anales del Instituto de la Patagonia
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PEREZ, Vicente. The Cirripeds (Crustacea: Cirripedia) in the scientific formation of Charles Darwin. Anales Instituto Patagonia (Chile) [online]. 2011, vol.39, n.1, pp. 91-101. ISSN 0718-686X. doi: 10.4067/S0718-686X2011000100008.
From the analysis of the publications of Charles Darwin about cirripeds (Crustacea: Cirripedia) and his correspondence about this theme, it is concluded that this line of investigation had a great importance on his scientific formation and preparation to propose “The Origin of Species” (1859).
Keywords : Charles Darwin; Crustacea; fossil Cirripedia; recent Cirripedia; Age of Barnacles; Strickland’s Code; “The Origin of Species”; Zoogeography.