Australian Museum Journal Notes on Lendenfeld’s types described in the catalogue of sponges in the Australian Museum

Shortform:
Whitelegge, 1902, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(7): 274–288
Author(s):
Whitelegge, T.
Year published:
1902
Title:
Notes on Lendenfeld’s types described in the catalogue of sponges in the Australian Museum
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
4
Issue:
7
Start page:
274
End page:
288
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.4.1902.1103
Language:
English
Date published:
25 August 1902
Cover date:
25 August 1902
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
TYPE SPECIMENS; AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM; PORIFERANS
Digitized:
13 November 2008
Available online:
03 March 2009
Reference number:
1103
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Abstract

A few instances will serve to illustrate this point. Thus there are two specimens labelled Placochalina pedunculata, var. mollis these upon examination proved to be (1) Chalina palmata and (2) Clathria tenuifibra. The first named consists of a series of flat lamelIae, which are intricately folded, and the specimen bears the manuscript name of Placochalina reticulata. The second form has been neatly perforated by a boring Isopod, and hence it is labelled Plaeoehalina porosa. Antheroehalina dura is represented by a specimen of the cake-shaped. Chalina globosa, and appears under the manuscript name of Suberochalina panis. The following cases will convey to the reader some idea of the difficulties met with, and also of the confusion revealed by the examination of this collection. I may here remark that the examples are not all regarded as types, although it is possible some of them may be portions of the actual type specimen.