Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Dave Pawson

Senior Scientist, Emeritus, Curator of Echinoderms
Department / Division
Education
  • B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Victoria University, New Zealand
Affiliations

Council, Biological Society of Washington. Adjunct Faculty member, Harvard University, The American University, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests

Echinoderms, especially sea cucumbers and sea urchins - taxonomy, ecology, reproductive biology.

Publications
Article
  • Mercier, Annie, Pawson, David L., Pawson, Doris J., and Hamel, Jean-Francois. 2010. "First record of the sea cucumber Trachythyone nina (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) in Canadian waters, with a redescription of the species and notes on its distribution and biology." Marine Biology Research 6 (3):315–320. https://doi.org/10.1080/17451000903233805
  • Mironov, Alexandr N. and Pawson, David L. 2010. "A new genus and species of Western Atlantic sea lily in the family Septocrinidae (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Bourgueticrinida)." Zootaxa (2449): 49–68.
  • Pawson, David L., Pawson, Doris J., and King, Rachael A. 2010. "A taxonomic guide to the Echinodermata of the South Atlantic Bight, USA: 1. Sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Zootaxa (2449): 1–48.
  • Donovan, S. K. and Pawson, David L. 2008. "A new species of the sessile crinoid Holopus d'Orbigny from the tropical western Atlantic, with comments on holopodid ecology (Echinodermata : Crinoidea : Holopodidae)." Zootaxa (1717): 31–38.
  • Pawson, David L. 2007. "Phylum Echinodermata." Zootaxa (1668): 749–764.
  • Pawson, David L. 2007. "Narcissia ahearnae, a new species of sea star from the Western Atlantic (Echinodermata: Asteroidea: Valvatida)." Zootaxa 1386:53–58.
  • Holland, N. D., Gordon, D. P., Gebruk, A., Pawson, David L., and Vecchione, Michael. 2005. "'Lophenteropneust" hypothesis refuted by collection and photos of new deep-sea hemichordates." Nature 434:374–376.
  • Pawson, David L. 2004. "Ovalidota milleri, a new genus and species of bathyal sea cucumber from the Caribbean Sea (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Apodida)." Zootaxa (561): 1–6.
  • Pawson, David L. and Vance, Doris J. 2004. "Chiridota heheva, new species, from Western Atlantic deep-sea cold seeps and anthropogenic habitats (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea:Apodida)." Zootaxa (534): 1–12.
  • Pawson, David L. 2003. "Deep-sea dreams. Confessions of a mad lophenteropneust watcher." Deep-Sea Newsletter 32:6–7.
  • Pawson, David L., Gage, John D., Belyaev, G. M., Mironov, A. N., and Smirnov, A. V. 2003. "The deep sea synaptid Protankyra brychia (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea) and its near-surface dwelling planktotrophic larva, Auricularia nudibranchiata." Sarsia 88:159–174.
  • Pawson, David L. 2002. "A new species of bathyal elasipod sea cucumber from New Zealand (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 36:333–338.
  • Hamel, J. F., Conand, C., Pawson, David L., and Mercier, A. 2001. "The sea cucumber Holothuria scabra (Holothuroidea: Echinodermata): Its biology and exploitation as Beche-de-Mer." Advances in Marine Biology 41:129–232.
  • Johnson, K. B. and Pawson, David L. 2001. "Weird Science: a spatangoid larva (Class Echinoidea, Order Spatangoida) metamorphoses into a 'typical' regular echinoid (Order Echinoida)." Gulf of Mexico Science 19 (2):191.
  • Levin, L. A., Etter, R. J., Rex, M. A., Gooday, A. J., Smith, C. R., Pineda, J., Stuart, C. T., Hessler, R., and Pawson, David L. 2001. "Environmental influences on regional deep-sea species diversity." Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 32:51–93.
  • Liao, L. and Pawson, David L. 2001. "Dendrochirote and dactylochirote sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of China, with descriptions of eight new species." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 114 (1):58–90.
  • Pawson, David L. 2001. "Mirror-image abnormalities (situs inversus viscerum) in echinoderms." Gulf of Mexico Science 19 (2):186.
  • Pawson, David L. and Kerr, A. M. 2001. "Chitin in echinoderms? Tentacle sheaths in the deep-sea holothurian Ceraplectana trachyderma (Hoilothuroidea: Molpadiida)." Gulf of Mexico Science 19 (2):192.
  • Pawson, David L. and Mooi, Richard. 2001. "How many species of five-holed sand dollars live in the western Atlantic." Gulf of Mexico Science 19 (2):192.
  • Pawson, David L., Vance, Doris J., and Ahearn, C. 2001. "Western Atlantic sea cucumbers of the Order Molpadiida (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington 10:311–327.
  • Hendler, G. and Pawson, David L. 2000. "Echinoderms of the Rhomboidal cays, Belize: Biodiversity, distribution, and ecology." Atoll Research Bulletin 466-480:275–302.
  • Roux, M. and Pawson, David L. 1999. "Two new Pacific Ocean species of hyocrinid crinoids (Echinodermata), with comments on presumed giant-dwarf gradients related to seamounts and abyssal plains." Pacific Science 53 (3):289–298.
  • Donovan, S. K. and Pawson, David L. 1998. "Proximal growth of the column in bathycrinid crinoids (Echinodermata) following decapitation." Bulletin of Marine Science 61 (3):571–579.
  • Donovan, S. K. and Pawson, David L. 1994. "Skeletal morphology and paleontological significance of the stem of extant Phrynocrinus nudus A.H. Clark (Echinodermata: Crinoidea)." Journal of Paleontology 68 (6):1336–1343.
  • Liao, Y. and Pawson, David L. 1993. "Caudina intermedia, a new species of sea cucumber from the South China Sea (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea:Molpadiida)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 106 (2):366–368.
  • Pawson, David L. and Liao, Y. 1992. "Molpadiid sea cucumbers of China, with description of five new species (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 105 (2):373–388.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, John E. 1992. "Phyllophorus (Urodemella) arenicola, A new sublittoral sea cucumber from the Southeastern United States (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington (3): 483–489.
  • Miller, J. E. and Pawson, David L. 1990. "Swimming sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea): a survey, with analysis of swimming behavior in four bathyal species." Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences (35): 1–18. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.01960768.35.1
  • Miller, J. E. and Pawson, David L. 1989. "Hansenothuria benti new genus, new species (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea) from the Bahama Islands: a bathyal, epibenthic holothurian with swimming abilities." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 102 (4):977–986.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, J. E. 1988. "Thyone tanyspeira, a new species of sea cucumber from the southern Caribbean Sea (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea)." Bulletin of Marine Science 42 (2):310–316.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, John E. 1988. "Thyone tanyspeira, a New Species of Sea Cucumber from the Southern Caribbean Sea (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Bulletin of Marine Science 42 (2):310–316.
  • Hendler, G. and Pawson, David L. 1987. "Echinoderm nomenclature: not in need of repair." Systematic Zoology 36 (4):395–396.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, J. E. 1987. "Holothuria arenicola Semper, 1868 (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea): proposed conservation of the specific name." The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 44 (2):114–115.
  • Pawson, David L. and Foell, E. J. 1986. "Peniagone leander new species, an abyssal benthopelagic sea cucumber (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea) from the eastern central Pacific Ocean." Bulletin of Marine Science 38 (2):293–299.
  • Pawson, David L. and Foell, E. J. 1986. "Photographs of invertebrate megafauna from abyssal depths of the northeastern equatorial Pacific Ocean." Ohio Journal of Science 86 (3):61–68.
  • Pawson, David L. 1985. "Review of 'Echinoid paleobiology by Andrew Smith'." Bulletin of Marine Science 36 (7):401–402.
  • Pawson, David L. 1985. "Psychropotes hyalinus new species, a swimming elasipod sea cucumber (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from the north central Pacific Ocean." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 98 (2):523–525.
  • Rowe, F. W. E. and Pawson, David L. 1985. "Loisettea amphictena new genus, new species, from the sublittoral of northwestern Australia (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 98 (3):672–677.
  • Miller, John E. and Pawson, David L. 1984. "Holothurians (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Memoirs of the Hourglass Cruises 7 (1):1–79.
  • Miller, John E. and Pawson, David L. 1983. "Holothurians (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Memoirs of the Hourglass Cruises 7 (1):1–79.
  • Pawson, David L. 1983. "Ocnus sacculus new species (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea), a brood-protecting holothurian from southeastern New Zealand." New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 17:227–230.
  • Pawson, David L. 1983. "Psychronaetes hanseni, a new genus and species of elasipodan sea cucumber (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from the eastern central Pacific." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 96 (1):154–159.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, J. E. 1983. "Systematics and ecology of the sea urchin genus Centrostephanus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) from the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Oceans." Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences (20): 1–15. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.01960768.20.1
  • Pawson, David L. 1982. "Deep-sea echinoderms in the Tongue of the Ocean, Bahama Islands: a survey, using the research submersible Alvin." Australian Museum Memoir 16:129–145.
  • Pawson, David L. and Gust, C. 1981. "Holothuria (Platyperona) rowei, a new sea cucumber from Florida (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 94 (3):873–877.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, J. E. 1981. "Western Atlantic sea cucumbers of the genus Thyone, with description of two new species (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 94 (2):391–403.
  • Pawson, David L. and Valentine, J. F. 1981. "Psolidium prostratum new species, from off the east coast of the U.S.A. (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 94 (2):450–454.
  • Pawson, David L. 1980. "Holothuroidea." Echinoderms: Notes for a short course.University of Tennessee Studies in Geology 3:175–189.
  • Pawson, David L. and Caycedo, I. E. 1980. "Holothuria (Thymiosycia) thomasi new species, a large Caribbean coral reef inhabiting sea cucumber (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Bulletin of Marine Science 30 (2):454–459.
  • Miller, J. E. and Pawson, David L. 1979. "A New Subspecies of Holothuria lentiginosa from the Western Atlantic Ocean (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 91 (4):912–922.
  • Pawson, David L. 1979. "Sea Urchins." Bermuda Biological Station Newsletter 8 (3):2.
  • Pawson, David L. 1979. "Clypeaster kieri, a new species of clypeasteroid (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) from off Bombay, India." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 92 (4):796–800.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, J. E. 1979. "Secondary sex characters in Coelopleurus floridanus A. Agassiz 1872. (Echinodermata: Echinoidea)." Bulletin of Marine Science 29 (4):581–586.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, J. E. 1979. "A new subspecies of Holothuria lentiginosa Marenzeller from the Western Atlantic Ocean (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 91:912–922.
  • Pawson, David L. 1978. "The echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean." Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences (2): 1–31. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.01960768.2.1
  • Pawson, David L. 1978. "Some aspects of the biology of deep-sea echinoderms." Thalassia Jugoslavica 12 (1):287–293.
  • Pawson, David L. 1977. "Molpadiid sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the southern Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans." Antarctic Research Series 26 (3):97–123.
  • Pawson, David L. 1977. "Marine flora and fauna of the northeastern United States, Echinodermata, Holothuroidea." NOAA Technical Report, NMFS Circular 405:1–15.
  • Pawson, David L. 1977. "Occurrence of the subgenus Holothuria (Holothuria) in the Gulf of Mexico (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 90 (4):915–920.
  • Rowe, F. W. E. and Pawson, David L. 1977. "Type-specimens of echinoderms in the Australian Museum, Sydney." Records of the Australian Museum 30:337–364.
  • Barnes, A. T., Quetin, L. B., Childress, J. J., and Pawson, David L. 1976. "Deep-sea macroplanktonic sea cucumbers: suspended sediment feeders captured from deep submergence vehicle." Science 194:1083–1085.
  • Pawson, David L. 1976. "Two new sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from the eastern United States." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 89:405–410.
  • Pawson, David L. 1976. "Shallow-water sea cucumbers from Carrie Bow Cay, Belize." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 89:369–382.
  • Pawson, David L. and Donnay, D. H. 1975. "Iron phosphate deposits in molpadiid holothurians." Biomineralization Research Reports 8:16–20.
  • Pawson, David L. 1971. "A second New Zealand record of the giant holothurian larva Auricularia nudibranchiata Chun." New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 5 (2):381–387.
  • Pawson, David L. 1971. "Ekkentropelma brychium n.g., n.sp., an Antarctic psolid holothurian with a functionally lateral sole." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 84:113–118.
  • Pawson, David L. 1971. "Siniotrochus phoxus new genus, new species, a myriotrochid holothurian new to the United States east coast." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 84:231–234.
  • Pawson, David L. 1971. "The Western Australian psolid holothurian Ceto cuvieria (Cuvier)." Proceedings of the Royal Society of Western Australia 54 (2):33–39.
  • Pawson, David L. 1970. "The marine fauna of New Zealand: sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Bulletin 201:1–70.
  • Pawson, David L. 1970. "Echinoderm studies in Southern Chile." Antarctic Journal of the United States 5 (5):192.
  • Pawson, David L. and Donnay, D. H. 1970. "X-Ray study of echinoderm skeletons." Carnegie Institution of Washington Yearbook 68:296–297.
  • Donnay, G. D. H. and Pawson, David L. 1969. "X-Ray study of Echinodermata." Acta Crystallographica A25:S11.
  • Donnay, G. D. H. and Pawson, David L. 1969. "X-Ray diffraction study of echinoderm plates." Science 166:1147–1150.
  • Pawson, David L. 1969. "Echinoidea." Antarctic Map Folio Series, American Geographical Society, New York.Folio 11, Marine Invertebrates 38–41.
  • Pawson, David L. 1969. "Holothuroidea." Antarctic Map Folio Series, American Geographical Society, New York.Folio 11, Marine Invertebrates 36–38.
  • Pawson, David L. 1969. "Astrothrombus rugosus Clark, new to New Zealand, with notes on Ophioceres huttoni (Farquhar), Hemilepis norae (Benham) and Ophiuroglypha irrorata (Lyman) (Echinodermata:Ophiuroidea)." New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 3 (1):46–56.
  • Pawson, David L. 1969. "Holothuroidea from Chile." Sarsia 38:121–146.
  • Pawson, David L. 1968. "Echinoderms." Australian Natural History 16 (4):129–133.
  • Pawson, David L. 1968. "The Echinozoan fauna of the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands, Macquarie Island and the Chatham Rise." New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Bulletin 187:1–35.
  • Pawson, David L. 1968. "A new psolid sea cucumber from the Virgin Islands." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 81:347–350.
  • Pawson, David L. 1968. "Some holothurians from Macquarie Island." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 10 (15):141–150.
  • Jones, Meredith L., Manning, Raymond B., Pawson, David L., Rosewater, Joseph, and Rützler, Klaus. 1967. [Book review] "Biotoxicology: Poisonous and venomous animals of the world. vol. 1 Invertebrates." Science. 156:795.
  • Pawson, David L. 1967. "Redescription of Cucumaria semperi Bell, an Indo-West-Pacific holothurian echinoderm." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 80:157–162.
  • Pawson, David L. 1967. "Protankyra grayi new species and Labidoplax buski (McIntosh) from off North Carolina (Holothuroidea: Synaptidae)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 80:151–156.
  • Pawson, David L. 1967. "The psolid holothurian genus Lissothuria." Proceedings of the United States National Museum 122 (3592):1–17, 5 figures. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00963801.122-3592.1
  • Rowe, F. W. E. and Pawson, David L. 1967. "A new genus in the holothurian Family Synaptidae, with a new species from Tasmania." Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 101:31–35.
  • Pawson, David L. 1966. "The Echinoidea collected by the Royal Society of London Expedition to Southern Chile, 1958-1959." Pacific Science 29 (2):206–211.
  • Squires, D. F., Pawson, David L., and Yeater, L. W. 1966. "Benthic invertebrate collections." Antarctic Journal of the United States 4:128.
  • Pawson, David L. 1965. "New sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from New Zealand waters." Records of the Dominion Museum, Wellington 5 (11):75–82.
  • Pawson, David L. 1965. "Some echinozoans from north of New Zealand." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 5 (15):196–224.
  • Pawson, David L. 1965. "The distribution of echinoderms along the east coast of New Zealand." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 6 (24):245–252.
  • Pawson, David L. 1965. "New records of echinoderms from the Snares Islands to the south of New Zealand." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 6 (25):253–260.
  • Pawson, David L. 1965. "The bathyal holothurians of the New Zealand region." Victoria University of Wellington Zoology Publications 36:1–33.
  • Pawson, David L. and Fell, H. B. 1965. "A revised classification of the dendrochirote holothurians." Breviora 214:1–7.
  • Pawson, David L. 1964. "The Holothuroidea collected by the Royal Society Expedition to Southern Chile 1958-1958." Pacific Science 18 (4):453–470.
  • Pawson, David L. 1964. "The echinoid genus Caenopedina in New Zealand." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 5 (5):63–66.
  • Pawson, David L. 1964. "A new cidaroid from New Zealand waters." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 5 (6):67–70.
  • Pawson, David L. 1963. "The holothurian fauna of Cook Strait, New Zealand." Victoria University of Wellington Zoology Publications 36:1–38.
  • Pawson, David L. 1962. "A new sea cucumber from Macquarie Island." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 2 (7):47–48.
  • Pawson, David L. 1962. "Chiridota mortenseni n.sp., a new apodous holothurian from New Zealand." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology) 2 (10):61–64.
  • Pawson, David L. 1961. "Distribution patterns of New Zealand echinoderms." Tuatara 9 (1):9–18.

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  • Hendrickx, Michel E., Pawson, David L., Mejia-Mercado, Beatriz, Ayon-Parente, Manuel, and Hinojosa-Corona, Alejandro. 2014. "Registros de especies de Holothuroidea (Echinodermata)." in Explorando el Mar Profundo del Golfo de California 2008-2014, edited by Mejia-Mercado, Beatriz E., Hinojosa-Corona, Alejandro, and Hendrickx, Michel E., 191–205.
  • Pawson, David L. and Vance, Doris J. 2010. "Austin Hobart Clark (1880-1954): his echinoderm research and contacts with his colleagues." in Echinoderms: Durham. Proceedings of the 12th International Echinoderm Conference, Durham, New Hampshire, USA, 7-11 August 2006., edited by Harris, Larry G., Boettger, S. Anne, Walker, Charles W., and Lesser, Michael P., xxv–xxxvi. CRC Press.
  • Mah, Christopher L., McKnight, Donald G., Eagle, Michael K., Pawson, David L., Ameziane, Nadia, Vance, Doris J., Baker, Alan N., Clark, Helen E. S., and Davey, Nicola. 2009. "Phylum Echinodermata: sea stars, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, sea lilies." in New Zealand inventory of biodiversity, edited by Gordon, Dennis P., 371–400. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
  • Pawson, David L., Vance, Doris J., Messing, Charles G., Solis-Marin, Francisco, and Mah, Christopher L. 2009. "Echinodermata of the Gulf of Mexico." in Gulf of Mexico: origin, waters, and biota, edited by Camp, David K., 1177–1204. Texas A&M University Press.
  • Pawson, David L. 2004. "Brittle star optics." in McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, 44–46.
  • Pawson, David L. and Ahearn, C. A. 2001. "Bathyal echinoderms of the Galapagos Islands." in Echinoderms 2000, 41–46.
  • Pawson, David L. 1995. "Echinoderms of the tropical island Pacific: status of their sytematics and notes on their ecology and biogeography." in Marine and coastal biodiversity in the tropical island Pacific region, 171–192.
  • Pawson, David L. 1994. "Antarctic echinoderms: history, distribution, ecology, 1968-1993." in Echinoderms through time, 99–110.
  • Marsh, L. M. and Pawson, David L. 1993. "Echinoderms of Rottnest Island." in The marine flora and fauna of Rottnest Island, Western Australia, 279–304.
  • Campos, L. S. and Pawson, David L. 1991. "Nutrition and gut contents of deep-sea echinoids from the Bahamas." in Biology of Echinodermata, 144.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, J. E. 1991. "Echinodermata." in Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th Edition, 885–893.
  • Foell, E. J., Hennigan Jr, H. F., and Pawson, David L. 1989. "Assessment of abyssal benthic megafauna on a ferromanganese nodule deposit using videotaped television survey data." in Proceedings Offshore Technology Conference, 313–320.
  • Hendler, G. and Pawson, David L. 1989. "An electrophysiological and behavioral investigation of the ophiuroid photoreceptor system." in Report 1988-1989, Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems, 33.
  • Pawson, David L. 1989. "Theodore Lyman, 1833-1897." in Echinoderm Studies Volume 3, 359–363.
  • Pawson, David L. 1988. "Holothuroidea." in Introduction to the Study of Meiofauna, edited by Higgins, Robert P. and Thiel, H., 457–460. Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Pawson, David L. 1986. "Phylum Echinodermata." in Marine fauna and flora of Bermuda, 522–541.
  • Pawson, David L. and Foell, E. J. 1984. "An annotated atlas of abyssal echinoderms from the Clipperton-Clarion Fracture Zone, equatorial eastern North Pacific." in Proceedings, Fifth International Echinoderm Conference, Galway, Ireland, 168.
  • Pawson, D. L., Miller, J. E., and Hoskin, C. M. 1982. "Distribution of' Holothuria lentiginosa enodis Miller and Pawson in relation to a deep-water Oculina coral reef off Fort Pierce, Florida (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." in International Echinoderms Conference, Roterdam: A.A. Blkema.
  • Pawson, David L. 1982. "Echinodermata." in Encyclopedia of beaches and coastal marine environments, edited by Schwartz, T. C., 381–385. Hutchinson Ross.
  • Pawson, David L. 1982. "Holothuroidea." in Synopsis and classification of living organisms, 813–818.
  • Pawson, David L. and Miller, J. E. 1982. "Studies of genetically controlled phenotypic characters in laboratory-reared Lytechinus variegatus (Lamarck) from Bermuda and Florida (Echinodermata:Echinoidea)." in International Echinoderm Conference, Tampa Bay, 165–171.
  • Pawson, David L., Miller, J. E., and Hoskin, C. M. 1982. "Distribution of Holothuria lentiginosa enodis Miller and Pawson in relation to a deep-water Oculina coral reef off Fort Pierce, Florida (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)." in International Echinoderm Conference, Tampa Bay, edited by Lawrence, J. M., 321. Balkema.
  • Cohen, Daniel M. and Pawson, David L. 1977. "Observations from the DSRV Alvin on populations of benthic fishes and selected larger invertebrates in and near DWD-106." in Baseline report of environmental conditions in Deepwater Dumpsite 106, NOAA Dumpsite Evaluation, Biological Characteristics. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, National Ocean Report 77-1, vol. II, 423–450.
  • Pawson, David L. 1976. "Molpadiid Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the Southern Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans." in Biology of the Antarctic Seas VI, edited by Pawson, David L., 97–123. American Geophysical Union.
  • Pawson, David L. 1976. "Molpadiid Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroide A) of the Southern Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans." in Biology of the Antarctic Seas VI, 97–123. Antactic Research Series. American Geophysical Union.
  • Pawson, David L. 1974. "Echinodermata." in Encyclopaedia Britannica, 178–186.
  • Pawson, David L. 1972. "Class Kinorhyncha." in Parker and Haswell's Textbook of Zoology, 7th edition, 277–280.
  • Pawson, David L. 1972. "Class Rotifera." in Parker and Haswell's Textbook of Zoology, 7th edition, 268–275.
  • Pawson, David L. 1972. "Class Gastrotricha." in Parker and Haswell's Textbook of Zoology, 7th edition, 275–277.
  • Pawson, David L. 1972. "Phylum Priapuloidea." in Parker and Haswell's Textbook of Zoology, 7th edition, 737–739.
  • Pawson, David L. 1971. "Holothuroidea." in South African Biological-Geological Expedition 1965-6, edited by van Zinderen Bakker, E. M., 287–290.
  • Fell, H. B. and Pawson, David L. 1966. "Order Diadematoida." in Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Part U, Echinodermata. 3(2), 350–365.
  • Fell, H. B. and Pawson, David L. 1966. "General biology of echinoderms." in Physiology of Echinodermata, 1–48.
  • Fell, H. B. and Pawson, David L. 1966. "Echinacea." in Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Part U, Echinodermata. 3(2), 367–440.
  • Pawson, David L. 1966. "Ecology of holothurians." in Physiology of Echinodermata, 63–71.
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