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Dear Yves and all,

Thank you very much for the really sad news ... Please pass also my 
condolences to his family.

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(Claude, Didier, Yves and myself) taken during your visit at Göttingen 
university in September 2009 ... (studying forgotten type material of 
Selenka, Ludwig etc.)

Best wishes,

Mike

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Am 2021-09-16 17:50, schrieb Paulay,Gustav:

> Dear Yves and all,
> 
> Thanks for relaying the sad news.  Although we have corresponded over 
> the years, I have only met Claude once, during the 2006 workshop that 
> got us aspido-geeks together, and from which aspidolist ultimately 
> arose.  That meeting kicks-started many collaborations.  Claude 
> organized it, welcomed the dozen of us gathering, and shared his vast 
> knowledge freely.  He also led a series of trips to European museums to 
> document and evaluate types, providing a solid foundation to work from. 
>  A great loss for the cuke world.
> 
> Best - Gustav
> 
> From: flmnh-aspidolist <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of 
> Yves Samyn
> Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 9:49 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Claude, ... Dr Claude Massin
> 
> [External Email]
> 
> Dear Colleagues/friends
> 
> Today, I have to bring you sad news.
> 
> Just yesterday, I've learned from Claude's wife that Claude has died; 
> last Saturday...
> 
> It's extremely sad.
> 
> We've lost not only a colleague and a lot of expertise (and for some of 
> us who knew Claude, a lot of friendship!)
> 
> Kind regards - yves
> 
> Yves Samyn
> 
> Conservator Recent Invertebrates (non insects) Collection
> 
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> 
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> 
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> 
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> 
> _The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), is currently 
> only partly open due to the coronavirus crisis. __For the moment, 
> d__ata requests that require access to the collections can ad hoc be 
> fulfilled, depending availability of staff. We do have remote access to 
> our databases and can provide some assistance with data requests. 
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> collections. __Thank you for bearing with us during this difficult 
> time. Keep it Safe!_


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