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At the astonishingly rich Miocene fossil sites collectively known as Calvert Cliffs, a somewhat common find is a piece of white coral with little starry corallites protruding from its surface. This is Astrhelia palmata. This is all fine and dandy, but for the fact that I can’t tell it from any other star coral (for example the ones they find in aurora), and from what I can gather, few can. Where is the original description? The internet seems confused and tells me variously that Lamarck (1815) described it or that Georg Goldfuss did. Which one is true? I would like to read the description if p
What does it take for a species to officially be “described”? I know there must be more than just having a paper written about it, there must be some minimum requirements for the contents of the paper. And am I correct that you can’t establish a full species name unless it has been “described”?