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
  • Scholz, Joachim, Hoeksema, Bert W., Pawson, David L., and Ruthensteiner, Bernhard. 2012. "Ludwig Döderlein (1855-1936): Some aspects of his life, research, and legacy." Spixiana, 35, (2) 177–191.
  • 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.
  • 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.. Harris, Larry G., Boettger, S. Anne, Walker, Charles W., and Lesser, Michael P., editors. 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. Gordon, Dennis P., editor. 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. Camp, David K., editor. 1177–1204. Texas A&M University Press.
  • 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. "Narcissia ahearnae, a new species of sea star from the Western Atlantic (Echinodermata: Asteroidea: Valvatida)." Zootaxa, 1386 53–58.
  • Pawson, David L. 2007. "Phylum Echinodermata." Zootaxa, (1668) 749–764.
  • 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. 2004. "Brittle star optics." In McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology. 44–46.
  • 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 Ahearn, C. A. 2001. "Bathyal echinoderms of the Galapagos Islands." In Echinoderms 2000. 41–46.
  • 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.
  • Pawson, David L., Kasyanov, V. L., Kryuchkova, G. A., Kulikova, V. A., and Medvedeva, L. A. 1998. Larvae of marine bivalves and echinoderms. Oxonian Press.
  • Hendler, G., Miller, J. E., Pawson, David L., and Kier, Porter M. 1995. Echinoderms of the Florida and the Caribbean Sea stars, sea urchins, and allies. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pawson, David L. 1994. "Antarctic echinoderms: history, distribution, ecology, 1968-1993." In Echinoderms through time. 99–110.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Miller, J. E. and Pawson, David L. 1990. Swimming sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea): a survey, with analysis of swimming behavior in four bathyal species. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. In Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.01960768.35.1.
  • 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.
  • 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. 1989. "Theodore Lyman, 1833-1897." In Echinoderm Studies Volume 3. 359–363.
  • Pawson, David L. 1988. "Holothuroidea." In Introduction to the Study of Meiofauna. Higgins, Robert P. and Thiel, H., editors. 457–460. Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • 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. 1986. "Phylum Echinodermata." In Marine fauna and flora of Bermuda. 522–541.
  • 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. 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. In Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.01960768.20.1.
  • 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. "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. 1982. "Holothuroidea." In Synopsis and classification of living organisms. 813–818.
  • Pawson, David L. 1982. "Echinodermata." In Encyclopedia of beaches and coastal marine environments. Schwartz, T. C., editor. 381–385. Hutchinson Ross.
  • 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. Lawrence, J. M., editor. 321. Balkema.
  • 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. "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. 1979. "Sea Urchins." Bermuda Biological Station Newsletter, 8, (3) 2.
  • 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. "Some aspects of the biology of deep-sea echinoderms." Thalassia Jugoslavica, 12, (1) 287–293.
  • Pawson, David L. 1978. The echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. In Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.01960768.2.1.
  • 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. 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.
  • Pawson, David L. 1977. "Molpadiid sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the southern Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans." Antarctic Research Series, 26, (3) 97–123.
  • 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. "Molpadiid Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroide A) of the Southern Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans." In Biology of the Antarctic Seas VI. 97–123. American Geophysical Union. 26 in Antactic Research Series.
  • 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. 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. "Molpadiid Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the Southern Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans." In Biology of the Antarctic Seas VI. Pawson, David L., editor. 97–123. American Geophysical Union.
  • Pawson, David L. and Donnay, D. H. 1975. "Iron phosphate deposits in molpadiid holothurians." Biomineralization Research Reports, 8 16–20.
  • Pawson, David L. 1974. "Echinodermata." In Encyclopaedia Britannica. 178–186.
  • 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. "Class Kinorhyncha." In Parker and Haswell's Textbook of Zoology, 7th edition. 277–280.
  • Pawson, David L. 1972. "Phylum Priapuloidea." In Parker and Haswell's Textbook of Zoology, 7th edition. 737–739.
  • 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. "The Western Australian psolid holothurian Ceto cuvieria (Cuvier)." Proceedings of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 54, (2) 33–39.
  • Pawson, David L. 1971. "Holothuroidea." In South African Biological-Geological Expedition 1965-6. van Zinderen Bakker, E. M., editor. 287–290.
  • 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. "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. 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 diffraction study of echinoderm plates." Science, 166 1147–1150.
  • Donnay, G. D. H. and Pawson, David L. 1969. "X-Ray study of Echinodermata." Acta Crystallographica, A25 S11.
  • Pawson, David L. 1969. "Holothuroidea from Chile." Sarsia, 38 121–146.
  • 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. 1968. "Echinoderms." Australian Natural History, 16, (4) 129–133.
  • Pawson, David L. 1968. "Some holothurians from Macquarie Island." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology), 10, (15) 141–150.
  • 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.
  • 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. "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fell, H. B. and Pawson, David L. 1966. "Order Diadematoida." In Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Part U, Echinodermata. 3(2). 350–365.
  • 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.
  • Pawson, David L. 1966. "Phylogeny and evolution of holothuroids." In Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Part U, Echinodermata. 3(2). 641–646.
  • Pawson, David L. 1966. "Ecology of holothurians." In Physiology of Echinodermata. 63–71.
  • 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. "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 bathyal holothurians of the New Zealand region." Victoria University of Wellington Zoology Publications, 36 1–33.
  • 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 sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from New Zealand waters." Records of the Dominion Museum, Wellington, 5, (11) 75–82.
  • 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. and Fell, H. B. 1965. "A revised classification of the dendrochirote holothurians." Breviora, 214 1–7.
  • Pawson, David L. 1964. "A new cidaroid from New Zealand waters." Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Zoology), 5, (6) 67–70.
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