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Description of a new lithistid spongefrom northeastern New Zealand, and consideration of the phylogenetic affinities of familiesCorallistidae and Neopeltidae

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2000
Title: Description of a new lithistid spongefrom northeastern New Zealand, and consideration of the phylogenetic affinities of familiesCorallistidae and Neopeltidae.
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Name(s): Kelly-Borges, M.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 2000
Publisher: Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle.
Place of Publication: Paris
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 20 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007208 (IID)
Note(s): Homophymia stipitata n. sp. is described from continental shelf banks off northeastern New Zealand, and compared with the genus holotype H. lamellosa Vacelet & Vasseur, 1971 from Madagascar. Diagnostic morphological characters for Homophymia are reviewed, expanded, and compared to those of Callipelta Sollas, 1888, Macandrewia Gray, 1859 and Daedalopelta Sollas, 1888 in the dicranocladinid lithistid family Corallistidae. A suite of morphological characters were identified that link these genera with each other and with Neopelta Schmidt, 1880 presently in the monogeneric dicranocladinid family Neopeltidae. Two major diagnostic features characterize this group – the possession of monocrepid megarhizoclone desmas with a distinctive short crepis visible in the epirhabd and modified ectosomal desmas which resemble triaenes.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 1294
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Kelly, M. (2000). Description of a new lithistid sponge from northeastern New Zealand, and consideration of the phylogenetic affinities of families Corallistidae and Neopeltidae. Zoosytema 22(2), 265-283.
Subject(s): New Zealand
Sponges
Demospongiae
Phylogeny
Sponges--Classification
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Host Institution: FAU