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Opresko, D.M. 2002. Revision of the Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Part 2. Schizopathidae. Zool. Med. Leiden, 76 (22): 411-442.
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The 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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Abyssopathes Opresko, 2002 (original description)
Abyssopathes lyra (Brook, 1889) (new combination reference)
Abyssopathes lyriformis Opresko, 2002 (original description)
Antipathes lilliei Totton, 1923 accepted as Lillipathes lillei (Totton, 1923) (new combination reference)
Bathypathes Brook, 1889 (status source)
Bathypathes platycaulus Totton, 1923 (taxonomy source)
Bathypathes quadribrachiata van Pesch, 1914 accepted as Lillipathes quadribrachiata (van Pesch, 1914) (new combination reference)
Dendrobathypathes grandis Opresko, 2002 (original description)
Dendrobathypathes isocrada Opresko, 2002 (original description)
Lillipathes Opresko, 2002 (original description)
Schizopathidae Brook, 1889 (taxonomy source)
Stauropathes Opresko, 2002 (original description)
Stauropathes staurocrada Opresko, 2002 (original description)
Antarctic Ocean for Abyssopathes lyriformis Opresko, 2002 
Great Australian Bight for Dendrobathypathes isocrada Opresko, 2002 
Great Australian Bight for Dendrobathypathes isocrada Opresko, 2002 
Great Australian Bight for Dendrobathypathes isocrada Opresko, 2002 
Macquarie Ridge for Dendrobathypathes isocrada Opresko, 2002 
Magellan Rise for Abyssopathes lyriformis Opresko, 2002 
Scotia Sea for Dendrobathypathes grandis Opresko, 2002 
Scotia Sea for Dendrobathypathes grandis Opresko, 2002