Virginia Orr Maes

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Virginia Orr Maes (1920–1986) was an American malacologist associated with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.[1] Thanks to her collecting, the Academy has an exceptionally fine collection of turrids.[1] She married Robert A. Maes in 1963.[1] They had no children.[1]

A bibliography of Virginia Orr Maes was written by the malacologist Robert Robertson in 1987.[1]

Taxa named in honor[edit]

Gastropods named in honor of Virginia Orr Maes include one genus, six species and one subspecies:[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Robertson R. (1987). "Virginia Orr Maes (1920-1986): Biography and Malacological Bibliography". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 139: 527-532.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. (2011). Canarium urceus urceus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2011-08-08