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Molpadiodemas crinitus

Molpadiodemas crinitus O'Laughlin and Ahearn, 2005 (USNM E48644) Ross Sea, Antarctica Photo by C. Ahearn

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Cynthia AhearnMuseum Specialist

    It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Cynthia Ahearn

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    Responsibilities: Museum Specialist - Echinoderms, IZ Outreach Officer

    Education: Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross, B.S.

    Research Interests: Taxonomy and Zoogeography of Holothuroidea;
    Taxonomy of Asteroidea, Echinoidea and Ophiuroidea; Photography of
    sea cucumbers and skeletal ossicles using the scanning electron microscope and digital camera.

    Professional Activities: Editor of "The International Echinoderm Newsletter" (1993-2003).

    Selected Publications:

    O'Loughlin, M. and C. Aheam . 2005. A review of pygal-furrowed Synallactidae (Echinodermata: Holothuriodea), with new species from the Antarctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Memoirs Museum Victoria 62(2): 147-179.

    Pawson, D.L. and C. Ahearn 2001. Bathyal Echinoderms of the Galapagos Islands. In: Echinoderms 2000, Barker (ed.) Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse, pp. 41-46.

    Ahearn, C. Gust. 1995. Catalog of the type specimens of sea stars (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, No. 572:59 pp.

    Ahearn, C. 1992. Philippine brittle stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) described by R. Koehler (1922): A corrected and annotated list of type specimens. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, No. 537:15 pp.

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