Australian Museum Journal Rediscovery of the echinoid Clypeaster tumidus (Tenison-Woods) and an emended description

Shortform:
Endean and Pope, 1964, Rec. Aust. Mus. 26(9): 275–281
Author(s):
Endean, R.; Pope, E. C.
Year published:
1964
Title:
Rediscovery of the echinoid Clypeaster tumidus (Tenison-Woods) and an emended description
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
26
Issue:
9
Start page:
275
End page:
281
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.26.1964.677
Language:
English
Plates:
plates 29–30
Date published:
26 June 1964
Cover date:
26 June 1964
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
07 April 2009
Available online:
23 July 2009
Reference number:
677
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (119kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1653kb PDF)

Abstract

In 1878 Tenison-Woods described under the name Echinanthus tumidus an echinoid which was housed in the Australian Museum and which was believed to have come from the coast of New South Wales. The specimen was damaged in the region of the actinostome and the test was almost devoid of spines. Holes had been bored through the actinal surface, possibly with a view to mounting the specimen on a board. Bell (1884, plates 11 and Ill) amplified Tenison-Woods's brief description and erected a new genus, Anomalanthus, to accommodate the species. Subsequently, Mortensen (1948) placed the species in the genus Clypeaster but added little to knowledge of the species.