Australian Museum Journal A catalogue of echinoderm type-specimens in the Australian Museum, Sydney

Shortform:
Rowe and Pawson, 1977, Rec. Aust. Mus. 30(14): 337–364
Author(s):
Rowe, Francis W. E.; Pawson, David L.
Year published:
1977
Title:
A catalogue of echinoderm type-specimens in the Australian Museum, Sydney
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
30
Issue:
14
Start page:
337
End page:
364
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.30.1977.392
Language:
English
Date published:
06 April 1977
Cover date:
06 April 1977
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ECHINODERMATA; TAXONOMY; AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM
Digitized:
10 February 2009
Available online:
04 March 2009
Reference number:
392
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (79kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2482kb PDF)

Abstract

Over 1000 type-specimens representing 253 nominal species of echinoderms from all five classes are listed. The majority of species have been described by H. L. Clark (1909, 1916, 1938) and are from Australian waters. However, 61 species are from Antarctic waters, these having been described by Koehler (1920–1926). Two species of asteroid, Ophidiaster propinquus Livingstone and O. watsoni Livingstone are considered to be synonyms of Linckia laevigata (Linnaeus) and Gomophia aegyptiaca Gray, respectively. The ophiuroid subspecies Ophiothrix stelligera atra H. L. Clark, as represented by two paratypes in the present collection, is considered a synonym of O. ciliaris rugosa Koehler. Ophiocoma alternans Endean, a homonym, is given a new name.