A taxonomist who does not have access to the literature of his taxon is like a scientist that has lost his memory. Hence having access to the literature is of key importance. Unfortunately, literature is scattered worldwide and often unavailable in smaller institutions, especially in the developing world.

To remedy that situation we will put online pdfs of available reprints or make links to sites that have them stored.

 

The following acronyms are used:

BHL: Biodiversity Heritage Library

CJZ: Caribbean Journal Of Science

GAL: Gallica

MMV: Memoirs of Museum Victoria

NZJMFR: New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research

NZJZ: New Zealand Journal of Zoology

JRSNZ: Journal of The Royal Society of New Zealand

STZ: Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology

 

Authors list can be browsed by alphabet

The types in the Moscow Museum are curated by Alexander Martynov who can be reached on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The types in the London museum are curated by Andrew Cabrinowicz who can be reached at

Click on one of the original nominal species names below to get a pictorial impression of the species (including its ossicle assemblage), a concise description, its complete synonomy and citation list and its distribution.

Names are put in their original spelling and are ordered alphabetically according to genus name and then specific epithet.

The Paris collection is curated by Dr N. Cominardi who can be reached on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click on our image scientific report for a comprehensive account on the Paris types in the Holothuriidae and Stichopodidae .


Click on one of the original nominal species names below to get a pictorial impression of the species (including its ossicle assemblage), a concise description, its complete synonomy and citation list and its distribution.

Types in the Hamburg museum are curated by Dr Andrea Schmidt-Rhaesa (right) and Mr P. Stewie (left) who can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more on the holothuroid types deposited in the Hamburg collection in:

Heding, S.G. Über die Synaptiden des Zoologischen Museums zu Hamburg. Ökologie & Geographie der Tierre 61 (5/6): 637-696, 11 pls. image download here (6.91 MB)


Names are put in their original spelling and are ordered alphabetically according to genus name and then specific epithet.

The Göttingen collection is curated by Dr M. Reich who can be reached on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Click on our document preliminary scientific report to find out more about the Holothuriidae and Stichopodidae in the Göttingen collection.


Names are put in their original spelling and are ordered alphabetically according to genus name and then specific epithet.

Types in the Brussels museum are curated by Dr C. Massin who can be reached on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Read more on the echinoderm types deposited in the Brussels collection in:

  • Cherbonnier, G. 1951. Holothuries de l'Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique. Bulletin de l'Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique (Deuxième série), 41: 65 pp, 28 pls.
  • Jangoux M., Massin Cl. 1986. Catalogue commenté des types d'Echinodermes actuels conservés dans les collections nationales belges. Bulletin de l'Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique (Biologie), 56: 83-97.  image download here (3.2 MB)

To find out more about the RBINS collection click on Darwin, the specimen database of the RBINS.


Names are put in their original spelling and are ordered alphabetically according to genus name and then specific epithet.

The Berlin collection is curated by Dr Lueter Carsten who can be reached on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Names are put in their original spelling and are ordered alphabetically according to genus name and then specific epithet.

The Amsterdam collection is curated by Dr J. Bleeker who can be reached on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Click on our  pdf preliminary scientific report to find out more about the Holothuriidae and Stichopodidae in the Amsterdam collection.

Information on the other echinoderm types is available in the paper by pdf Jangoux & De Ridder (1987) .


Names are put in their original spelling and are ordered alphabetically according to genus name and then specific epithet.

Next to the two principal investigators, the AWG brings together more then 10 established scientists and nearly a dozen of students. Their coordinates can be found on the overruling website of this PEET project: Systema Aspidochirotidae
A concise profile of the Belgian AWG members is given below. More detailed information can be found in their concise profile posted on Mendeley.