Malmgrenia McIntosh, 1874 (Annelida, Polychaeta, POLYNOIDAE): proposed conservation of usage by designation of Malmgrenia andreapolis McIntosh, 1874 as the type species

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:A. I. Muir, Chambers S. J.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:65
Issue:1
Start Page:12
Pagination:12-16
Date Published:03/2008
Type of Article:case
Keywords:Malmgrenia, Malmgrenia andreapolis, Malmgrenia whiteavesii, Malmgreniella, Nomenclature, northern North Atlantic, Polychaeta, POLYNOIDAE, scale worm, taxonomy
Abstract:

The purpose of this application, under Article 81.1 of the Code, is to conserve the current usage of the widely used name Malmgrenia McIntosh, 1874 (a polynoid worm genus from the northern North Atlantic) by designation of Malmgrenia andreapolis McIntosh, 1874 as the type species of Malmgrenia. The type species of Malmgrenia is at present Malmgrenia whiteavesii McIntosh, 1874, which is virtually a nomen nudum. The type material of Malmgrenia whiteavesii McIntosh, 1874 has been lost and no other specimens referable to this species have been recorded. It is proposed that Malmgrenia andreapolis McIntosh, 1874 be designated as the type species of Malmgrenia to maintain the current usage of this generic name.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith