Abstract

[Excerpt from p. 136.] Itis not without hesitation that a new name has been considered necessary to accommodate the series of five specimens before me. The close relationship to G. pleyadella is obvious and it was first considered likely that the five specimens were but variations of that species. The smallest specimen approaches very closely to pleyadella in the shape of one ray (see plate) but the remaining rays are normal and characteristic of the other four specimens. In order to make an attempt to settle the question definitely, a loan of one of Bell's original specimens of P. validus, which was sunk as a synonym of pleyadella by Dr. H. L. Clark in 1909, was granted me by the authorities of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard, Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A.

 
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Short Form
Livingstone, 1931, Rec. Aust. Mus. 18(4): 135–137
Author
Arthur A. Livingstone
Year
1931
Title
On a new asteroid from Queensland
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
18
Issue
4
Start Page
135
End Page
137
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.18.1931.721
Language
English
Plates
plates xvii–xix
Date Published
21 June 1931
Cover Date
21 June 1931
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
05 February 2009
Available Online
05 March 2009
Reference Number
721
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