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Kennedy, J.A. (2000). Resolving the 'Jaspis stellifera' complex. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. 45(2): 453-476.
Kennedy, J.A.
Resolving the '<i>Jaspis stellifera</i>' complex
Memoirs of the Queensland Museum
45(2): 453-476
Five species included in synonymy with Jaspis stellifera (Carter, 1879) (Coppatiidae) by authors were re-evaluated from type material for the first time since originally described. Original descriptions were found to be mostly incomplete, with subsequent synonymies excessive. Only two (Stellettinopsis coriacea Carter, 1886 and Stellettinopsis purpurea Carter, 1886) are retained in synonymy with J. stellifera. Stellettinopsis carteri Ridley, 1884 is synonymised with Rhabdastrella globostellata (Carter, 1883) (Ancorinidae). Stellettinopsis lutea Carter, 1886 is retained in Jaspis and S. tuberculata Carter, 1886 is referred to Stelletta, both reinstated as valid species. Two new species (Asteropus radio - crusta, Jaspis cristacorrugatus) were described from one misidentified syntype of S. tuberculata Carter, 1886 and other new material superficially resembling ‘J. stellifera’ of authors. Tropical and subtropical specimens of ‘J. stellifera’, comprising much of the material described in the marine natural products literature, were found to have been misidentified specimens of R. globostellata, apparently lacking triaenes. With the exception of R. globostellata, which has a distribution throughout much of tropical and subtropical Indo-Pacific, species were found to have restricted distributions in Victorian and Tasmanian waters.
Pacific Ocean
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Australian Exclusive Economic Zone for Asteropus radiocrusta Kennedy, 2000 
Bassian for Asteropus radiocrusta Kennedy, 2000 
Bassian for Jaspis cristacorrugatus Kennedy, 2000 
Bassian for Jaspis cristacorrugatus Kennedy, 2000 
Bassian for Jaspis stellifera (Carter, 1879) 
Bassian for Stelletta tuberculata (Carter, 1886) 
Bonaparte Coast for Rhabdastrella globostellata (Carter, 1883) 
Central and Southern Great Barrier Reef for Rhabdastrella globostellata (Carter, 1883) 
Fiji Islands for Rhabdastrella globostellata (Carter, 1883) 
Palawan/North Borneo for Rhabdastrella globostellata (Carter, 1883) 
Sunda Shelf/Java Sea for Rhabdastrella globostellata (Carter, 1883) 
Tonga Islands for Rhabdastrella globostellata (Carter, 1883) 
Torres Strait Northern Great Barrier Reef for Rhabdastrella globostellata (Carter, 1883) 
Tweed-Moreton for Rhabdastrella globostellata (Carter, 1883) 
Vanuatu for Rhabdastrella globostellata (Carter, 1883) 
West Caroline Islands for Rhabdastrella globostellata (Carter, 1883) 
Holotype BMNH 1869.1.22.25, geounit Bassian, identified as Amorphina stellifera Carter, 1879
Holotype NHMUK 1882. 2.23.276, geounit Arnhem Coast to Gulf of Carpenteria, identified as Stellettinopsis carteri Ridley, 1884
Holotype BMNH 1883.5.3.1, geounit South India and Sri Lanka, identified as Rhabdastrella globostellata (Carter, 1883)
Holotype BMNH 1886.12.15.441, geounit Bassian, identified as Jaspis coriacea (Carter, 1886)

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