Peer-reviewed Scientific Journal Articles

  • 69. Mohammednowshad B, Idreesbabu KK, Parameswaran UV, Messing CG, Sureshkumar S (2020) The shallow-water crinoid fauna of Lakshadweep Atolls, North-western Indian Ocean. Zootaxa 4789(1):247-265.

  • 68b. Messing CG (2020) Erratum: A revision of the unusual feather star genus Atopocrinus with a description of a new species (Echinodermata: Crinoidea). Zootaxa 4772 (3): 600–600.

  • 68a. Messing CG (2020) A revision of the unusual feather star genus Atopocrinus with a description of a new species (Echinodermata: Crinoidea). Zootaxa 4731 (4): 471–491

  • 67. Ramiro-Sánchez B, González-Irusta JM, Henry L-A, Cleland J, Yeo I, Xavier J, Carreiro-Silva M, Sampaio Í, Spearman J, Victorero L, Messing CG, Kazanidis G, Roberts JM, Murton B (2019) Characterization and Mapping of a Deep-Sea Sponge Ground on the Tropic Seamount (Northeast Tropical Atlantic): Implications for Spatial Management in the High Seas. Frontiers in Marine Science 6: 1-19

  • 66. Messing CG (2018) Actinometra blakei Hartlaub, 1912: resurrected and re-assigned. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology. pp. 1-10.

  • 65. Bracken-Grissom H, Widder E, Johnsen S, Messing C, Frank T (2018) Decapod diversity associated with deep-sea octocorals in the Gulf of Mexico. Crustaceana 91(10): 1267-1275.

  • 64. Taylor HK, Rouse GW, Messing CG (2017) Revising Mariametridae: the genera Dichrometra, Lamprometra, and Liparometra    Echinodermata: Crinoidea). Systematics and Biodiversity 16(2): 142-159.

  • 63. Summers MM, Messing CG, Rouse GW (2017). The genera and species of Comatulidae (Comatulida: Crinoidea): taxonomic revisions and a molecular and morphological guide. Zootaxa, 4268(2), 151-190.

  • 62. Taylor K, Rouse G, Messing, C (2017) Systematics of Himerometra (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Himerometridae) based on Morphology  and Molecular Data. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 181(2): 342–356.

  • 61. Reed J, Farrington S, Messing C, David A (2017) Distribution and habitat use of the golden crab Chaceon fenneri off eastern Florida based on in situ submersible and ROV observations and potential for impacts to deep-water coral/sponge habitat. Gulf and Caribbean Research 28: 1-14. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Contribution Number 2072.

  • 60. Roux M, Messing CG (2017) Stalked Crinoids collected off California with descriptions of three new genera and two new species of Hyocrinidae (Echinodermata). Pacific Science 71(3): 329-365.

  • 59. Messing CG (2016) Porphyrocrinus daniellalevyae n. sp. (Echinodermata: Crinoidea), a sea lily from the tropical western Atlantic with a unique crown pattern. Zootaxa 4147 (1): 1–35.

  • 58. Messing CG, Tay TS (2016) Extant Crinoidea (Echinodermata) of Singapore. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement No. 34: 627–658.

  • 57. Syverson VJ, Messing CG, Stanley K, Baumiller TK (2015) Growth, injury, and population dynamics in the extant cyrtocrinid Holopus mikihe (Crinoidea, Echinodermata) near Roatán, Honduras. Bulletin of Marine Science 91(1): 47-61.

  • 56. Summers M, Messing CG, Rouse GW (2014) Phylogeny of Comatulidae (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Comatulida): A new classification and an assessment of morphological characters for crinoid taxonomy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 80: 319-39.

  • 55. GIGA Community of Scientists [multiple authors] (2014) The Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA): Developing Community Resources to Study Diverse Invertebrate Genomes. Journal of Heredity 105 (1): 1-18.

  • 54. Rodriguez-Barreras R, Messing CG (2013) A new list of Cuban crinoids (Echinodermata: Crinoidea). Caribbean Journal of Science  47(2-3): 198-212.

  • 53. Messing CG, Stanley K, Reed JK, Gilmore RG (2013) The first in situ habitat observations and images of the Caribbean roughshark, Oxynotus caribbaeus Cervigón, 1961. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 126(3): 234–239.

  • 52. Messing CG (2013) A revision of the genus Atelecrinus PH Carpenter (Echinodermata: Crinoidea). Zootaxa 3681 (1): 001–043.

  • 51. Reed JK, Messing C, Walker B, Brooke S, Correa T, Brouwer M, Udouj T (2013) Habitat characterization, distribution, and areal extent of deep-sea coral ecosystem habitat off Florida, southeastern United States.  Caribbean Journal of Science 47(1): 13-30.

  • 50. Rouse GW, Jermiin LS, Wilson NG, Eeckhaut I, Lanterbecq D, Oji T, Young CM, Browning T, Cisternas P, Helgen LE, Stuckey M, Messing CG (2013) Fixed, free, and fixed: the fickle phylogeny of extant Crinoidea (Echinodermata) and their Permian-Triassic origin. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66(1): 161-81.

  • 49. Appeltans W, et al., Messing CG, et al. [135 authors] (2012) The magnitude of global marine species diversity. Current Biology 22(23): 2189-2202.

  • 48. Johnsen S, Frank TM, Haddock SHD, Widder EA, Messing CG (2012) Light and vision in the deep-sea benthos: I. Bioluminescence at 500–1000 m depth in the Bahamian Islands. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 3335-3343.

  • 47. Baumiller TK, Salamon MA, Gorzelak P, Mooi R, Messing CG, Gahn FJ (2010) Post-Paleozoic crinoid radiation in response to benthic predation preceded the Mesozoic marine revolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 107(13): 5893-5896.

  • 46. Owen CL, Messing CG, Rouse GW, Shivji MS (2009) Using a combined approach to explain morphological and ecological diversity in Phanogenia gracilis Hartlaub, 1893 (Echinodermata: Crinoidea) sensu lato: two species or intraspecific variation? Marine Biology 156(8): 1517-1529.

  • 45. Rankin DL, Messing CG (2008) A revision of the comatulid genus Stephanometra A.H. Clark with a rediagnosis of the genus Lamprometra A.H. Clark (Echinodermata: Crinoidea). Zootaxa 1888 :1-35.

  • 44. Messing CG (2008) A new species of five-armed feather star, Pentametrocrinus paucispinulus n. sp., from the eastern Pacific (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Comatulida). Proceedings of the Biological Society of  Washington 121(2): 269–275.

  • 43. Baumiller TK, Mooi R, Messing CG (2008) Urchins in the meadow: paleobiological and evolutionary implications of cidaroid predation on crinoids. Paleobiology 34(1): 35–47.

  • 42. Messing CG, David J, Roux M, Améziane N & Baumiller TK (2007) In situ stalk growth rates in tropical western Atlantic sea lilies (Echinodermata: Crinoidea). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 353 (2007): 211–220.

  • 41. Baumiller TK, Messing CG (2007) Stalked crinoid locomotion, and its ecological and evolutionary implications. Palaeontologia Electronica 10(1) 2A: 10p, 12MB;

  • 40. Messing CG (2007) The crinoid fauna (Echinodermata: Crinoidea) of Palau. Pacific Science 61(1): 91-111.

  • 39. David, J, Roux M, Messing CG, Améziane, N (2006) Revision of the pentacrinid stalked crinoids of the genus Endoxocrinus (Echinodermata, Crinoidea), with a study of environmental control of characters and its consequences for taxonomy. Zootaxa 1156: 1-50.

  • 38. Messing CG, Meyer, DL, Siebeck U, Jermiin LS, Vaney, DI, Rouse GW (2006) A modern, soft-bottom, shallow-water tropical crinoid fauna (Echinodermata) from the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 25(1): 164-168.

  • 37. Wolcott R, Messing CG (2005) A comparison of diets and agitation methods for larval culture of the edible sea urchin, Tripneustes ventricosus. Bulletin of Marine Science 77(2): 177-190.

  • 36. Wirshing HH, Messing CG, Douady CJ, Reed J, Stanhope MJ, Shivji MS (2005) Molecular evidence for multiple lineages in the gorgonian family Plexauridae (Anthozoa: Octocorallia). Marine Biology 147: 497-508.

  • 35. Messing CG (2004) Biozonation on deep-water carbonate mounds and associated hardgrounds along the western margin of Little Bahama Bank, with notes on the Caicos Platform island slope. Pp. 107-115 IN Lewis, R.D. & Panuska, B.C. (eds.) 11th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and other Carbonate Regions, Gerace Research Center, San Salvador, Bahamas.

  • 34. Fet V, Messing CG (2003) Case 3270: Isometrinae Clark, 1917 (Echinodermata, Crinoidea): proposed emendation of spelling to Isometrainae to remove homonymy with Isometrinae Kraepelin, 1891 (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 60(4): 293-296.

  • 33. Messing CG (2003) Unique morphology in the living bathyal feather star, Atelecrinus Carpenter (Echinodermata: Crinoidea). Invertebrate Biology 122(3): 280-292.

  • 32. Kirkendale L, Messing CG (2003) An annotated checklist and key to the Crinoidea of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Micronesica 35-36: 523-546.

  • 31. Messing CG (2003) Three new species of Comasteridae (Echinodermata: Crinoidea) from the tropical western Pacific. Zoosystema 25(1): 149-162.

  • 30. Roux M, Messing CG, Améziane, N (2002) Artificial keys to the genera of living stalked crinoids (Echinodermata). Bulletin of Marine Science 70(3): 799-830.

  • 29. Messing CG (2001) A key to the genera of Comasteridae (Echinodermata: Crinoidea) with the description of a new genus. Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington 10: 277-300.

  • 28. Messing CG, White, CM (2001) A revision of the Zenometridae (new rank) (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Comatulidina). Zoologica Scripta 30(3): 159-180.

  • 27. White CM, Messing CG, Shivji, M, Forstner MRJ (2001) Initial phylogeny of the Comasteridae (Crinoidea) from mtDNA sequences. Pp. 135-138 IN: Barker, M. (ed.) Echinoderms 2000; Proceedings of the Tenth International Echinoderm Conference, Dunedin, N.Z., 2000. Balkema, Rotterdam.

  • 26. Pilcher NJ, Messing CG (2001) A preliminary checklist of the shallow-water crinoids of the Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan. Report of Akajima Marine Science Laboratory (12): 15-17 (transl. into Japanese).

  • 25. Messing CG, Améziane N, Eleaume M (2000) Echinodermata Crinoidea: Comatulid crinoids of the KARUBAR Expedition to Indonesia. The families Comasteridae, Asterometridae, Calometridae and Thalassometridae. IN: Crosnier, A. (ed.), Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM, vol. 21. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle 184: 627-702.

  • 24. McClintock JB, Baker BJ, Baumiller TK, Messing CG (1999) Lack of chemical defense in two species of stalked crinoids: support for the predation hypothesis for Mesozoic bathymetric displacement. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 232: 1-7.

  • 23. David J, Messing CG, Baumiller TK, Ameziane N, Roux M (1998) Premières mesures directes et modélisation de la croissance rapide d'un crinoïde pédonculé (Echinodermata) en domaine bathyal au large des Bahamas. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie Français, Sciences de la vie 321: 771-775.

  • 22. Messing CG (1998) A revision of the Recent Indo-West Pacific comatulid genus Comaster Agassiz. Part 1: The type species of Comaster and Phanogenia Lovén (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Comasteridae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 12: 191-209.

  • 21. Messing CG (1998) An initial re-assessment of the distribution and diversity of the East Indian shallow-water crinoid fauna. Pp. 187-192. IN: Mooi, R. & Telford, M. (eds.) Echinoderms: San Francisco. Balkema, Rotterdam.

  • 20. Featherstone CM, Messing CG, McClintock JB (1998) Dietary composition of two bathyal stalked crinoids: Neocrinus decorus and Endoxocrinus parrae (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Isocrinidae). Pp. 155-160. IN: Mooi, R. & Telford, M. (eds.) Echinoderms: San Francisco. Balkema, Rotterdam.

  • 19. Messing CG (1997) Living Comatulids. Pp. 3-30 IN: Waters, J & Maples, C. (eds.) Geobiology of Echinoderms, Paleontology  Society Papers 3. Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh.

  • 18. Messing CG (1995) Redescription of a unique feather star (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Comasteridae) with the diagnosis of a new genus. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 108(4): 656-661.

  • 17. Messing CG (1995) Alloeocomatella, a new genus of reef-dwelling feather star from the tropical Indo-West Pacific (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Comasteridae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 108: 436-450.

  • 16. Baumiller TK, Llewellyn G, Messing CG, Ausich WI (1995) Taphonomy of isocrinid stalks: influence of decay and autotomy. Palaios 10(1): 87-95.

  • 15. Messing CG (1994) Comatulid crinoids (Echinodermata) of Madang, Papua New Guinea, and environs: diversity and ecology. Pp. 237-243 IN: David, B, Guille, A., Feral, J-P. & Roux M.  (eds.) Echinoderms through Time. Balkema, Rotterdam.

  • 14. Llewellyn G, Messing CG (1993) Compositional and taphonomic variations in modern crinoid-rich sediments from the deep-water margin of a carbonate bank. Palaios 8(6): 554-573.

  • 13. Messing CG, Neumann AC, Lang JC (1990) Biozonation of deep-water lithoherms and associated hardgrounds in the northeastern Straits of Florida.  Palaios 5(1): 15-33.

  • 12. Messing CG, Dearborn J (1990) Marine Flora and Fauna of the northeastern United States.  Echinodermata:Crinoidea. NOAA Technical Report, National Marine Fisheries Service No. 91, 33 pp.

  • 11. Messing CG, RoseSmyth MC, Mailer SR, Miller JE (1988) Relocation movement in a stalked crinoid (Echinodermata). Bulletin of Marine Science 42: 480-487.

  • 10. Messing CG (1985) Submersible observations of deep-water crinoid assemblages in the tropical western Atlantic Ocean, pp. 185-193.  In: Keegan, B. O. and B. S. O'Connor (eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth International Echinoderm Conference, Galway, Ireland, Balkema, Rotterdam.

  • 9. Messing CG (1984) Brooding and paedomorphosis in the deep-water feather star Comatilia iridometriformis A.H. Clark (Crinoidea: Comatulida). Marine Biology 80: 83-91.

  • 8. Grimmer JC, Holland ND, Messing CG (1984) Fine structure of the stalk of the bourgueticrinid sea lily Democrinus conifer (Echinodermata: Crinoidea). Marine Biology 81: 163-176.

  • 7. Messing CG (1983) Post-marsupial development and growth of Pagurapseudes largoensis McSweeny (Crustacea: Tanaidacea). Journal of Crustacean Biology 3: 380-408.

  • 6. Messing CG (1981) Notes on recent changes in tanaidacean terminology. Crustaceana 41: 96-101.

  • 5. Messing CG (1981) Reclassification and redescription of the comatulid Comatonia cristata (Hartlaub) (Echinodermata: Crinoidea).  Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 94: 240-253.

  • 4. Messing CG (1978) A revision of the comatulid genus Comactinia A.H. Clark (Echinodermata: Crinoidea).  Bulletin of Marine Science 28: 49-80.

  • 3. Meyer, DL, Messing CG, Macurda, Jr DB (1978) Zoogeography of tropical western Atlantic Crinoidea.  Bulletin of Marine Science 28: 412-441.

  • 2. Messing CG (1978) Pentametrocrinus atlanticus (Perrier) (Echinodermata: Crinoidea): A review.  Journal of Natural History 12: 699-708.

  • 1. Messing CG (1977) Neotanais persephone, a new species of hadal tanaidacean (Crustacea: Peracarida).  Bulletin of Marine Science 27: 511-519.


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