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NameOpresko, D.M. 2002. Revision of the Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Part 2. Schizopathidae. Zool. Med. Leiden, 76 (22): 411-442.
SourceID154087
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AbstractThe family of antipatharian corals, Schizopathidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia), is revised. The family is characterized by polyps elongated in the direction of the axis and having a transverse diameter of 2 mm or more. Genera are recognized on the basis of morphological features of the corallum. Schizopathes Brook (type species: S. crassa Brook) has a simple, pinnate corallum with a hook-like holdfast for support in soft sediments. Bathypathes Brook (type species: B. patula Brook) is characterized by a simple pinnate corallum and a flat discoidal basal plate for attaching to a solid substrate. Parantipathes Brook (type species: Antipathes larix Esper) has a largely monopodial corallum with simple pinnules in six or more rows. Taxipathes Brook (type species: T. recta Brook) has a branched corallum and simple pinnules in four to eight rows. Lillipathes gen. nov. (type species: Antipathes lilliei Totton) has simple pinnules in four rows. Stauropathes gen. nov. (type species: S. staurocrada spec. nov.) is branched with simple, bilateral, subopposite pinnules. Abyssopathes gen. nov. (type species: Bathypathes lyra Brook) is monopodial with two rows of simple, lateral pinnules and one (sometimes multiple) row of simple or branched anterior pinnules. Dendrobathypathes gen. nov. (type species: D. grandis spec. nov.) has a branched, planar corallum with two rows of subpinnulated primary pinnules. Saropathes gen. nov. (type species: Bathypathes scoparia Totton) is monopodial to sparsely branched, with four rows of subpinnulated primary pinnules.
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Systematics, Taxonomy
Zoology
Taxonomic
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Anthozoa
Taxa
(12)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbyssopathes Opresko, 2002 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbyssopathes lyra (Brook, 1889) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbyssopathes lyriformis Opresko, 2002 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAntipathes lilliei Totton, 1923 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLillipathes lillei (Totton, 1923) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathypathes Brook, 1889 (status source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathypathes platycaulus Totton, 1923 (taxonomy source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathypathes quadribrachiata van Pesch, 1914 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLillipathes quadribrachiata (van Pesch, 1914) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDendrobathypathes grandis Opresko, 2002 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLillipathes Opresko, 2002 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchizopathidae Brook, 1889 (taxonomy source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStauropathes Opresko, 2002 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStauropathes staurocrada Opresko, 2002 (original description)
Distributions
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Antarctic Ocean for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbyssopathes lyriformis Opresko, 2002
Magellan Rise for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbyssopathes lyriformis Opresko, 2002
Scotia Sea for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDendrobathypathes grandis Opresko, 2002
Scotia Sea for Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDendrobathypathes grandis Opresko, 2002
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