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A biometric case for revision of the genus Lingula (Brachiopoda: Inarticulata) from Queensland, Australia

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Analysis of the variability of shell dimensions within a large population of Lingula from Shelly Beach, near Townsville and comparison with five other Queensland populations indicates that existing taxonomy, which is based largely upon shell dimensions, is inadequate. Examination of data from original species descriptions and of material held in the Queensland Museum, suggests that four previously accepted species, Lingula bancrofti, Johnston and Hirschfeld, L. exusta, Reeve, L. hians, Swainson and L. murphiana, Reeve, should be assigned to the type species L. anatina, Lamark, 1801. A fifth species L. tumidula, Reeve, is accepted on morphological and ecological grounds. Copyright © 1978, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Publication Date


  • 1978

Citation


  • Hammond, L. S., & Kenchington, R. A. (1978). A biometric case for revision of the genus Lingula (Brachiopoda: Inarticulata) from Queensland, Australia. Journal of Zoology, 184(1), 53-62. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1978.tb03265.x

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84985323933

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 53

End Page


  • 62

Volume


  • 184

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Analysis of the variability of shell dimensions within a large population of Lingula from Shelly Beach, near Townsville and comparison with five other Queensland populations indicates that existing taxonomy, which is based largely upon shell dimensions, is inadequate. Examination of data from original species descriptions and of material held in the Queensland Museum, suggests that four previously accepted species, Lingula bancrofti, Johnston and Hirschfeld, L. exusta, Reeve, L. hians, Swainson and L. murphiana, Reeve, should be assigned to the type species L. anatina, Lamark, 1801. A fifth species L. tumidula, Reeve, is accepted on morphological and ecological grounds. Copyright © 1978, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Publication Date


  • 1978

Citation


  • Hammond, L. S., & Kenchington, R. A. (1978). A biometric case for revision of the genus Lingula (Brachiopoda: Inarticulata) from Queensland, Australia. Journal of Zoology, 184(1), 53-62. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1978.tb03265.x

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84985323933

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 53

End Page


  • 62

Volume


  • 184

Issue


  • 1