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The Kirk Collection of Sponges (Porifera) in the Zoology Museum, Victoria University College

Genus Lamontia Kirk 1895 — Lamontia zona Kirk

Genus Lamontia Kirk 1895

Lamontia zona Kirk

H. B. Kirk Trans.N.Z.Inst., 27 289, Plate 26, Figs. 4 and 5, a-c (1895)

This is the genotype species. Only two slides have been located, one bearing badly broken transverse sections, the other a spicule preparation from the region of the peristome. The latter, which might be treated as the lectotype, shows the very characteristic triradiates, and the oxea, illustrated in Kirk's figures. It is obvious, however, that Kirk had much better material at his disposal when his page 8 drawings were prepared, and therefore the principal syntype remains undiscovered. Should it be found, it may be recognized by having Kirk's serial number 29. The locality is not precisely known; Kirk gave "Cook Strait."