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NameOpresko, D.M. 2002. Revision of the Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Part 2. Schizopathidae. Zool. Med. Leiden, 76 (22): 411-442.
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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
(8)
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 accepted as Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLillipathes lillei (Totton, 1923) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDendrobathypathes grandis 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
(4)
Antarctic Ocean for Abyssopathes lyriformis Opresko, 2002
Magellan Rise for Abyssopathes lyriformis Opresko, 2002
Scotia Sea for Dendrobathypathes grandis Opresko, 2002
Scotia Sea for Dendrobathypathes grandis Opresko, 2002
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