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Tunicate: Metandrocarpa kudoi Rho and Cole, 1999

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Linda ColeMuseum Specialist

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    PO Box 37012, MRC 163
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

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    Education: B.S. in Museum Studies (1975)

    Research Interests: Tunicate taxonomy & diversity

    Professional Activities: Tunicate Scratchpad; Describing new species of tunicates; identifying tunicates for various organizations; mentoring future female scientists.

    Selected Publications:

    Manuscript. Cole, L., S. Coles, G. Lambert, A.T. Newberry, G. Pauley. Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Tunicate (Urochordata). American Fisheries Society Special Publication.

    2012. Cole, L. Diversity and distribution of Tunicata (Urochordata) in Tobago. Journal of Life Sciences, 6:221-232.

    2009. Cole, L. & G. Lambert. Tunicata (Urochordata) of the Gulf of Mexico. In. Gulf of Mexico. Origin, Waters and biota, vol. 1 Biodiversity, Texas A&M Univ. Press College Station, eds., D. Felder & D. Camp.

    2006.  Goodbody, I. & L. Cole. The tropical Western Atlantic Perophoridae (Ascidiacea) II. The genus Ecteinascidia. Bulletin of Marine Science, 79(1):49-70.

    1999.  Rho, B.J. & L.Cole.  Metandrocarpa kudoi, a new colonial ascidian (Stolidobranchia, Styelidae) from Korea. Bulletin of Marine Science, 65(1):151-157.

    1998.  Cole, L. & M. Vorontsova.  Species of Pyuridae (Ascidiacea) from South Vietnam. Bulletin of Marine Science, 62(1):1-6.

    1995.  Vorontsova, M. & L. Cole.  A new species of Pyura (Ascidiacea) from South Vietnam. Bulletin of Marine Science, 56(1):312-318.

    1994.  Cole, L.  Catalog of type specimens in the International Protozoan Type Collection. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 561, 28pp.

    1989.  Cole, L.  Catalog of Tunicate type specimens in the United States national Museum Collections. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 487, 12pp.

    1987.  Goodbody, I. & L. Cole.  A new species of Perophora (Ascidiacea) from the Western Atlantic, including observations on muscle action in related species. Bulletin of Marine Science, 40(2):246-254.

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