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Building: New Biology Building

Office no: 05-111

Telephone: 031 2607972

Fax: 0866593630

e-mail: thandara@ukzn.ac.za

 
 


Research Interests

Biodiversity and biogeography of sea cucumbers (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea)



Publications


Last updated : October 2012

Massin, C., Samyn, Y., & Thandar, A.S. 2004. The genus Labidodemas (Echinodermata: Aspidochirotida: Holothuriidae) revisited, with description of three new species and with re-positioning of Holothuria (Irenothuria) maccullochi (Deichmann, 1958). Journal Natural History. 38: 1811–1847.

Thandar, A.S. & Dunlevey, S.N. 2004. Variations in the form of the spicules within different regions of the introvert of dendrochirotid holothuroids. Pp. 557-561. In: ECHINODERMS: MUENCHEN. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL ECHINODERM CONFERENCE, MUNICH, GERMANY, 6-10 OCTOBER 2003. (Heinzeller, T., & Nebelsick, JH., eds.). Taylor & Francis, London. 633 pps

Thandar, A.S. & Samyn, Y. 2004. Shallow-water holothuroid (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) biodiversity and biogeography of the subtropical east coast of South Africa. Pp. 253-260. In: ECHINODERMS: MUENCHEN. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL ECHINODERM CONFERENCE, MUNICH, GERMANY, 6-10 OCTOBER 2003. (Heinzeller, T., & Nebelsick, JH., eds.). Taylor & Francis, London. 633 pps.

Thandar, A.S. & Samyn, Y. 2004. Taxonomy of the monotypic genus Koehleria Cherbonnier, 1988 (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Cucumariidae). Zootaxa. 652: 1–11.

Thandar, A.S. 2005. Two new species of Stolus Selenka (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida: Phyllophoridae) from off the east coast of South Africa, with a revised key to the genus. African Zoology. 40 (1): 115–126.

Thandar, A.S. 2006. New species and new records of dendrochirotid and dactylochirotid holothuroids (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from off the east coast of South Africa. Zootaxa. 1245: 1–51.

Thandar, A.S. 2007. Additions to the aspidochirotid, molpadid and apodid holothuroids (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from the east coast of southern Africa, with descriptions of new species. Zootaxa. 1414: 1–62.

Thandar, A.S. 2008. Additions to the holothuroid fauna of the southern African temperate faunistic provinces, with descriptions of new species. Zootaxa 1697: 1-57.

Thandar, A.S. 2009. New species and a new record of sea cucumbers from deep waters of the South African temperate region. Zootaxa: 2013:30-42.

Samyn, Y., Thandar, A.S. & van den Spiegel, D. 2010. Two new species in the phyllophorid genus Massinium (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea) with redescription of Massinium magnum. Zootaxa 2399:1-19.

Samyn, Y., Kerr, A. O’Loughlin, M., Massin, C., Pawson, D. L., Rowe, F.W.E. Smiley, S., Solis-Marin, F., Thandar, A.S., Vanden Spiegel, D. & Paulay, G. 2010. Using sea cucumbers to illustrate the basics of zoological nomenclature. Beche-de-mer Bulletin 30:33-40.

Thandar, A.S. & Arumugam, P. 2011. A new family within the holothuroid order Dactylochirotida with description of a new species from South Africa and comments on the dendrochirotid genus Neoamphicylclus Hickman, 1962 and the molpadid genus Cherbonniera Sibuet. 1974 (Echinodermata). Zootaxa 2971:40-48.

Thandar, A.S. & Arumugam, P. 2011. On some rhopalodinid sea cucumbers in the collections of the Natural history Museum, U.K. (Echinodermata : Holothuroidea : Dactylochirotida). Zootaxa 2982:49-58.


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