Abstract

A newly recognized sea anemone, Edwardsia meridionalis sp. nov., from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica is described and compared with other Edwardsia species. Its habitat and geographical distribution are described.

The generic name Edwardsia de Quatrefages, 1841 and the familial name Edwardsiidae Andres, 1881 are invalid. A summary of a proposal made to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature to conserve these names is given.

The genus Edwardsia is defined and its known synonyms are given. A review of the published descriptions found of nominal Edwardsia species revealed many nomina nuda, nomina dubia, synonyms and homonyms. The remaining nomina clara comprize forty currently accepted nominal species, which are listed with their known synonyms and geographical distributions.

 
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Williams, 1981, Rec. Aust. Mus. 33(6): 325–360
Author
R. B. Williams
Year
1981
Title
A sea anemone, Edwardsia meridionalis sp. nov., from Antarctica and a preliminary revision of the genus Edwardsia de Quatrefages, 1841 (Coelenterata: Actiniaria)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
33
Issue
6
Start Page
325
End Page
360
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.33.1981.271
Language
English
Date Published
28 February 1981
Cover Date
28 February 1981
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
COELENTERATA; TAXONOMY; ANTARCTICA
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12 January 2008
Available Online
04 March 2009
Reference Number
271
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