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Report on the Stalked Crinoidea Collected during the “Challenger” Expedition


“THE Stalked Crinoids,” says Mr. Murray in his prefatory notice to this Report, “both on account of their rarity and their palæontological relations, are perhaps the most interesting and remarkable of deep-sea animals, and have been in a special manner associated with the Challenger Expedition. The joint work of the late Sir C. Wyville Thomson and Dr. W. B. Carpenter, first on Comatula and afterwards on Pentacrinus, together with the discovery by Prof. G. O. Sars of Rhizocrinus off the Lofoten Islands in 1864, led directly to the expeditions of the Lightning and the Porcupine in 1868 and the following years; and was thus indirectly concerned in the despatch of the Challenger Expedition in 1872.” Not only for these reasons, but also on account of the exceptional value of Dr. P. H. Carpenter's Report, we shall give it a full notice.

Report on the Stalked Crinoidea Collected during the “Challenger” Expedition.

By P. Herbert Carpenter 4to, pp. 440, with 69 Plates. (London: Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office.)

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  1. Philosophical Transactions, 1883, p. 919, "Report," p. 370.

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Report on the Stalked Crinoidea Collected during the “Challenger” Expedition . Nature 31, 573–576 (1885).

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