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Systematic studies on the Holothuroidea of the New Zealand region

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dc.contributor.advisor Fell, H. B.
dc.contributor.advisor Richardson, L. R. Pawson, David Leo 2012-10-05T02:55:46Z 2012-10-05T02:55:46Z 1961 1961
dc.description.abstract A systematic account of the holothurians of the New Zealand region is given, together with diagnoses of orders, families, sub-families, genera and species. The report is based on a total of 970 specimens, which comprise 18 genera, including Mensamariella n.g., and 25 species, including Protankyra rigida, Chiridota alleni, Chiridota mortenseni, Neothyonidium armatum, and Trachythyone squamata, spp.nov. Genera and species known in the fauna, but not encountered during the course of the present study, are diagnosed, and their systematic positions and distribution patterns are briefly considered. The distribution of known holothurians within the New Zealand region is discussed, as also are the external relationships and ultimate derivation of the group. The taxonomic state of the Class as a whole is indicated, and comments are made on the reliability of systematic characters within each group, together with some suggestions for modification and possible improvement of the present-day situation. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Holothurians en_NZ
dc.subject Echinoderms en_NZ
dc.subject New Zealand en_NZ
dc.title Systematic studies on the Holothuroidea of the New Zealand region en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Biological Sciences en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 270599 Zoology not Elsewhere Classified en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ Zoology en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Master's en_NZ Master of Science en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 069999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified en_NZ

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