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NameReijnen, B. T.; McFadden, C. S.; Hermanlimianto, Y. T.; van Ofwegen, L. P. (2014). A molecular and morphological exploration of the generic boundaries in the family Melithaeidae (Coelenterata: Octocorallia) and its taxonomic consequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 70: 383-401.
SourceID172688
DOI10.1016/j.ympev.2013.09.028 [view]
AuthorsReijnen, B. T.; McFadden, C. S.; Hermanlimianto, Y. T.; van Ofwegen, L. P.
Year2014
TitleA molecular and morphological exploration of the generic boundaries in the family Melithaeidae (Coelenterata: Octocorallia) and its taxonomic consequences
JournalMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Suffix70: 383-401
Type Publication
Full textAvailable for editors  PDF available [request]
Taxa
(112)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcabaria Gray, 1859 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea Milne Edwards, 1857 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsperaxinae Alderslade, 2006 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBirotulata splendens Nutting, 1911 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea mcqueeni Reijnen, McFadden, Hermanlimianto & van Ofwegen, 2014 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathraria Gray, 1859 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea Milne Edwards, 1857 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathraria robusta Kükenthal, 1919 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea shanni Reijnen, McFadden, Hermanlimianto & van Ofwegen, 2014 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelitella Gray, 1859 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea Milne Edwards, 1857 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelitella elongata Gray, 1859 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea elongata (Gray, 1859) (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea acuta (Gray, 1870) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea akalyx (Kükenthal, 1908) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea amboinensis (Hentschel, 1903) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea andamanensis (van Ofwegen, 1987) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea atrorubens (Gray, 1870) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea aurantia (Esper, 1798) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea australis (Gray, 1868) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea baladea (Grasshoff, 1999) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea bicolor (Nutting, 1908) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea biserialis (Kükenthal, 1908) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea braueri (Kükenthal, 1919) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea capensis (Studer, 1878) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea cinquemiglia (Grasshoff, 1999) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea clavigera (Ridley, 1884) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea coccinea (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea confusum (Moroff, 1902) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea japonica (Verrill, 1865) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea contorta (Dean, 1932) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea corymbosa (Kükenthal, 1908) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea delicata (Hickson, 1940) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea dichotoma (Linnaeus, 1758) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea divaricata (Gray, 1859) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea dubia (Broch, 1916) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea elongata (Gray, 1859) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea erythraea (Ehrenberg, 1834) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea flabellum (Thomson & Mackinnon, 1910) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea formosa (Nutting, 1911) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea formosum (Moroff, 1902) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea japonica (Verrill, 1865) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea fragilis (Wright & Studer, 1889) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea frondosa (Brundin, 1896) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea furcata (Thomson, 1916) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea gracilis (Gray, 1859) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea gracillima (Ridley, 1884) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea haddoni (Hickson, 1937) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea harbereri (Kükenthal, 1908) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea hendersoni Reijnen, McFadden, Hermanlimianto & van Ofwegen, 2014 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea hicksoni (Nutting, 1911) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea japonica (Verrill, 1865) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea klunzingeri (Kükenthal, 1908) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea kuea (Grasshoff, 1999) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea laevis (Wright & Studer, 1889) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea mabahissi (Hickson, 1940) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea maldivensis (van Ofwegen, 1987) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea mcqueeni Reijnen, McFadden, Hermanlimianto & van Ofwegen, 2014 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea modesta (Nutting, 1911) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea planoregularis (Kükenthal, 1909) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea modesta (Kükenthal, 1908) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea nuttingi (Hickson, 1937) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea omanensis (van Ofwegen, 1987) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea ouvea (Grasshoff, 1999) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea philippinensis (Wright & Studer, 1889) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea planiloca (Ridley, 1888) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea planoregularis (Kükenthal, 1909) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea pulchra (Hickson, 1937) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea ramulosa (Kükenthal, 1909) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea retifera (Lamarck, 1816) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea robusta (Shann, 1912) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea roemeri (Kükenthal, 1908) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea rubeola (Wright & Studer, 1889) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea rubra (Esper, 1789) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea rubrinodis (Gray, 1859) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea sanguinea (Kükenthal, 1908) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea serrata (Ridley, 1884) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea shanni Reijnen, McFadden, Hermanlimianto & van Ofwegen, 2014 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea sinaica (Grasshoff, 2000) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea singularis (Thomson, 1916) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea sinuata (Wright & Studer, 1889) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea spinosa (Kükenthal, 1878) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea splendens (Thomson & McQueen, 1908) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea splendens (Nutting, 1911) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea mcqueeni Reijnen, McFadden, Hermanlimianto & van Ofwegen, 2014 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea spongiosa (Nutting, 1911) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea squarrosa (Kükenthal, 1909) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea stiasnyi (van Ofwegen, 1989) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea studeri (Nutting, 1911) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea sulphurea (Studer, 1895) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea stormii (Studer, 1895) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea superba (Kükenthal, 1919) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea tenuis (Kükenthal, 1908) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea textiformis (Lamarck, 1815) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea thorpeae Reijnen, McFadden, Hermanlimianto & van Ofwegen, 2014 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea tongaensis (Kükenthal, 1908) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea triangulata (Nutting, 1911) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea trilineata (Thomson, 1917) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea undulata (Kükenthal, 1908) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea valdiviae (Kükenthal, 1908) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea variabilis (Hickson, 1905) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea wrighti Reijnen, McFadden, Hermanlimianto & van Ofwegen, 2014 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea zimmeri (Kükenthal, 1908) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaeinae Alderslade, 2006 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelitodes Verrill, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea Milne Edwards, 1857 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelitodes africana (Kükenthal, 1908) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea africana (Kükenthal, 1908) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelitodes contorta Dean, 1932 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea contorta (Dean, 1932) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelitodes esperi (Wright & Studer, 1889) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea esperi (Wright & Studer, 1889) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelitodes mertoni (Kükenthal, 1910) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea mertoni (Kükenthal, 1909) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelitodes modesta (Nutting, 1911) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea planoregularis (Kükenthal, 1909) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelitodes philippinensis Wright & Studer, 1889 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea philippinensis (Wright & Studer, 1889) (new combination reference)

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Specimens
(28)
Holotype BMNH BMNH 1846.7.30.59, identified as Acabaria divaricata Gray, 1859
Syntype BMNH BMNH 1881.10.21.116–125, locality Queensland, identified as Mopsella clavigera Ridley, 1884
Paratype BMNH BMNH 1882.2.23.129–132, locality Port Darwin, identified as Acabaria serrata Ridley, 1884
Paratype BMNH BMNH 1937.7.14.8, locality North Australia, identified as Acabaria haddoni Hickson, 1937
Holotype BMNH BMNH.1947–03-22–007, locality Ambon, identified as Acabaria laevis Wright & Studer, 1889
Paratype MNHN MNHN.HG.163, locality New Caledonia, identified as Melithaea caledonica Grasshoff, 1999
Paratype MNHN MNHN.HG.164, locality New Caledonia, identified as Acabaria kuea Grasshoff, 1999
Paratype MNHN MNHN.HG.165, locality New Caledonia, identified as Acabaria ouvea Grasshoff, 1999
Paratype MNHN MNHN.HG.172, locality New Caledonia, identified as Acabaria cinquemiglia Grasshoff, 1999
Paratype MNHN MNHN.HG.198, identified as Acabaria baladea Grasshoff, 1999
Holotype MZS MZS.Cni.105, identified as Acabaria amboinensis Hentschel, 1903
Paratype NTM NTM.C.13575, locality Port Davey, identified as Asperaxis karenae Alderslade, 2006
Holotype ZMA ZMA.Coel.2100, locality Indonesia, identified as Acabaria formosa Nutting, 1911
Holotype ZMA ZMA.Coel.2102, locality Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Acabaria delicata Hickson, 1940
Holotype ZMA ZMA.Coel.2103, locality Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Acabaria nuttingi Hickson, 1937
Holotype ZMA ZMA.Coel.2902, locality Aru Islands, identified as Mopsella spongiosa Nutting, 1911
Syntype ZMA ZMA.Coel.2904, locality Aru Islands, identified as Mopsella studeri Nutting, 1911
Holotype ZMB ZMB.5106, locality New Britain, identified as Clathraria robusta Kükenthal, 1919
Holotype ZMB ZMB.5800, locality Ambon, identified as Clathraria roemeri Kükenthal, 1908
Syntype ZMB ZMB.5802, locality Cape of Good Hope, identified as Acabaria valdiviae Kükenthal, 1908
Holotype ZMB ZMB.5804, locality Aru Islands, identified as Acabaria ramulosa Kükenthal, 1909
Syntype ZMB ZMB.5806, locality Aru Islands, identified as Acabaria squarrosa Kükenthal, 1909
Syntype ZMB ZMB.5810, locality Red Sea, identified as Acabaria biserialis Kükenthal, 1908
Syntype ZMB ZMB.5811, locality Aru Islands, identified as Mopsella spinosa Kükenthal, 1878
Syntype ZMB ZMB.5812, locality Australia, identified as Mopsella zimmeri Kükenthal, 1908
Holotype ZMB ZMB.5813, locality Tonga Islands, identified as Wrightella tongaensis Kükenthal, 1908
Holotype ZMB ZMB.5813, locality Tonga Islands, identified as Wrightella tongaensis Kükenthal, 1908
Syntype ZMB ZMB.5818, locality Aru Islands, identified as Acabaria planoregularis Kükenthal, 1909
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