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The Asterinid sea stars of Tasmania


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Dartnall, AJ (1970) The Asterinid sea stars of Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 104. pp. 73-80. ISSN 0080-4703

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The ten species of sea stars of the family Asterinidae occurring in Tasmania are considered. Synonymies, locality lists and distributional data are given. Patiriella gunnii (Gray) is redescribed and lectotypes designated. Some account of characters distinguishing P. gunnii and Patiriella brevispina H. L. Clark is provided. A key to the species is presented and some account of the zoogeography of the Tasmanian species given, attention being drawn to the existence of pairs of sibling species in the group.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 73-80
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 01:59
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:32
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