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Correspondence
Published: 2018-11-30

Sphenotrochus cairnsi, new name for Sphenotrochus cuneolus Cairns 2004 (Scleractinia: Turbinoliidae)

Laboratorio de Ecosistemas Marinos Fósiles, Instituto de Estudios Andinos, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ciudad Universitaria Pab. II C1428EHA C.A.B.A.
Coelenterata Scleractinia Turbinoliidae

Abstract

S.D. Cairns (2004) described the solitary Recent Scleractinia species Sphenotrochus cuneolus (p. 299, figs. 9A-F) from Marion Plateau (Queensland, Australia) and Sulu Archipelago (Philippines), but that name had already been used for a coral from the Eocene of Belgium (in Vincent & Lefevre 1872, p. 68, pl. 3, fig. 9). The same name appears in a figure (pl. 1, fig. 11) from Couffon (1903) on the Miocene of France, but it is clearly a mistake, since in the description of the species (p. 89) he mentions Turbinolia cuneolus, a species descripted by Michelin (1840–1847; p. 287, pl. 66, fig. 2).

 

References

  1. Cairns, S.D. (2004) The Azooxanthellate Scleractinia (Coelenterata: Anthozoa) of Australia. Records of the Australian Museum, 56 (3), 259–329.

    https://doi.org/10.3853/j.0067-1975.56.2004.1434

    Couffon, M.O. (1903) Étude critique sur les faluns de Saint-Clément-de-la-Place. Bulletin de la Société d’études scientifiques d’Angers, 32, 83–151.

    Michelin, H. (1840–1847) Iconographie zoophytologique. Description par localités et terrains des polypiers fossiles de France et pays environnants. P. Bertrand, Paris, 348 + xii pp., 79 pls.

    Vincent, G. & Lefevre, Th. (1872) Note sur la faune laekenienne de Laeken, de Jette et de Wemmel. Mémoires de la Société Malacologique de Belgique, 7, 49–75, pls. 2–3.