Names omitted from LAN

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I am afraid that this is a bit of a last minute posting (before the end of March cut-off) as I had been concentrating on checking names that were listed in the LAN and only then decided to check against my own database of rotifer names to see if any might have been missed out.

You might therefore like to review the following to see whether they should indeed be included in either the A or B parts of the LAN.

I have not had time to check against the original descriptions to verify that these constitute nomenclatural acts, rather than taxonomic acts – but I can do so using the libraries of the Natural History Museum in London if you wish.

Ascomorpha hyalina Jennings, 1901
Amer.Naturalist, Vol. 35, 1901, p. 738
synonym of Ascomorpha saltans Bartsch, 1870

Asplanchna sylvestrii Daday, 1902
Term.Füz., Vol. 25, 1902, p. 438

Bipalpus lynceus Wierzejski & Zacharias, 1893
Zeitschr.Wiss.Zool., Vol. 56, 1893, p. 240
synonym of Ploesoma lenticulare Herrick, 1885

Brachionus neglectus Bory de St. Vincent, 1831
Dict.Class.Hist.Nat., Vol. 17, 1831, p. 103
?replacement name

Cephalodella obesa Donner, 1949
Fauna Euopaea has Donner, 1949 without a reference; CoL gives authority as Margalef, 1951 (Margalef: Materiales para la hidrobiologia de la Isla de Ibiza)

Cephalosiphon limnias Gosse, 1862 (nec Ehrenberg, 1832)
Int.Obs., Vol. 1, 1862, p. 49
synonym of Beauchampia crucigera (Dutrochet, 1812)

Colurella lepta Dieffenbach, 1912
Süsswasserfauna Deutschlands, pt. 14, 1912, p. 184
synonym of Colurella adriatica Ehrenberg, 1831

Cycloglena lupus Ehrenberg, 1830
Abh.Akad.Wiss,Berlin, 1830, p.48
possible synonym of Notommata aurita (Müller,1786)

Dicranophorus catellus Nitzsch, 1827
Enc.Wiss.u.Künste, Sect. 1, Vol. 16, 827, p.68
might this provide an acceptable redescription of Müller's species

Diglena heterodon Schmarda, 1859
Neue wirbell.Thiere, Vol. 1, 1859, p.52
species inquirenda?

Dipleuchlanis elegans Sachse, 1912
Süsswasserfauna Deutschlands, pt. 14, 1912, p. 164
synonym of Dipleuchlanis propatula (Gosse, 1886)

Ecclissa felis Schrank, 1803
Fauna Boica, Vol. 3, pt. 2, 1803, p. 109
possible synonym of Notommata tripus Ehrenberg, 1838

Euchlanis ovalis Dujardin, 1841
Hist.Nat.Zooph., 1841, p.635
synonym of Euchlanis macrura Ehrenberg, 1832

Furcocerca catellus Lamarck, 1815
Hist.Nat.Anim.sans Vert., Vol. 1, 1815, p. 448
might this provide an acceptable redescription of Müller's species?

Furcularia aequalis Hudson & Gosse, 1886
Rotifera, Vol. 2, 1886, p.46
synonym of Monommata orbis (Müller, 1786)

Furcularia furcata Lamarck, 1816
Hist.Nat.Anim.sans Vert., Vol. 2, 1816, p. 39
synonym of Encentrum caudata (Ehrenberg, 1834)

Habrotrocha longicollis Bartoš, 1963
Vestnik.csl.zool.spol., Vol. 27, 1963, pp. 31-42

Habrotrocha modesta Bartoš, 1963
Vestnik.csl.zool.spol., Vol. 27, 1963, pp. 31-42

Habrotrocha recumbens Bartoš, 1963
Vestnik.csl.zool.spol., Vol. 27, 1963, pp. 31-42

Hertwigia parasita Hood, 1895
Proc.Royal Irish Acad., ser. 3, Vol. 3, 1895, p. 680
synonym of Ascomorpha volocicola (Plate, 1886)

Macrotrachela bidens Milne, 1886
Proc.Philos.Soc.Glasgow, Vol. 17, 1886, p. 138
species inquirenda?

Melicerta confervicola Schweigger, 1820
Handb.Naturg., 1820, p. 409
synonym of Limnias ceratophylli Schrank, 1803

Melicerta najas de Beauchamp, 1909
Arch.Zool.Exp., ser. 4, Vol. 10, 1909, p. 85
synonym of Floscularia melicerta (Ehrenberg, 1832)

Monostyla parva Daday, 1897
Math.Term.Ert., Vol. 15, 1897, p. 132
synonym of Monostyla pygmaea Daday, 1897

Notommata eosphora Bartsch, 1870
Jahresh.Naturk.Württemberg, Vol. 26, 1870, p. 339
synonym of Eosphora najas Ehrenberg, 1830

Notommata forcipata Ehrenberg, 1838
Infusionsth., 1838, p. 428
synonym of Diaschiza forficata (Ehrenberg, 1832)

Notommata forcipata Gosse, 1886
Hudson & Gosse, Rotifera, Vol. 2, 1886, p.23
synonym of Notommata silpha (Gosse, 1887)

Notops ruber Hood, 1892
J.Royal Microsc.Soc., 1892, p. 911
nomen nudum

Oecistes hyalinus Ehrenberg, 1838
Infusionsth., 1838, p. 43
synonym of Ptygura crystallina (Ehrenberg, 1834)

Plagiognatha hyptopus Dujardin, 1841
Hist.Nat.Zooph., 1841, p.653
possible synonym of Cephalodella catellina (Müller, 1786)

Pleurotrocha truncata Gosse, 1851
Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist., ser.2, Vol. 39, 1851, p.199
species inquirenda?

Ploesoma lynceum Jennings, 1894
Zool.Anz., Vol. 17, 1894, p. 55
synonym of Ploesoma lenticulare Herrick, 1885

Polyarthra latiremis Imhof, 1891
Zool.Anz., Vol. 14, 1891, p. 125
synonym of Polyarthra euryptera Wierzejski, 1891

Polyarthra sexpennis Ehrenberg, 1834
Abh.Akad.Wiss,Berlin, (for 1833) 1834, p.226
synonym of Polyarthra trigla Ehrenberg, 1834

Proales gibba Gosse, 1886
Hudson & Gosse, Rotifera, Vol. 2, 1886, p.37
synonym of Diaschiza auriculata (Müller, 1773)

Proales parasita Hudson & Gosse, 1886
Rotifera, Vol. 2, 1886, p.39
synonym of Ascomorpha volocicola (Plate, 1886)

Proales spinosa Lie-Petersen, 1909
Bergens Mus.Aarbog, No. 15, 1909, p. 44
synonym of Pleurotrocha caudata Bilfinger, 1894

Rattulus gracilis Jennings, 1903
Bull.U.S.Fish.Comm., Vol. 22, (for 1902) 1903, p. 321
synonym of Trichocera inernis (Gosse, 1887)

Rotifer actinurus Janson, 1893
Uebers.Rot.-Fam.Philodinaen, 1893, p. 48
synonym of Rotaria neptunia (Ehrenberg, 1832)

Siphonostoma parasiticum Zenker, 1832
De Gammari pulicis hist.nat., 1832, p.19
possible synonym of Embata parasitica (Giglioli, 1863)

Stentorina biloba Bory de St. Vincent, 1826
Class.Anim.Micr., 1826, p. 67
?replacement name

Stentorina roeselii Bory de St. Vincent, 1826
Class.Anim.Micr., 1826, p. 67
?replacement name

Tubicolaria confervicola Lamarck, 1816
Hist.Nat.Anim.sans Vert., Vol. 2, 1816, p. 53
synonym of Limnias ceratophylli Schrank, 1803

Typhlina canicula Ehrenberg, 1831
Hemprich & Ehrenberg, Symb.Phys.Anim.Evert., 1831, pl.1, fig.16
synonym of Dicranophorus auritus (Ehrenberg, 1830)

Typhlina furca Ehrenberg, 1831
Hemprich & Ehrenberg, Symb.Phys.Anim.Evert., 1831, pl.1, fig.17
synonym of Cephalodella catellina (Müller, 1786)

I note your proposed treatment of infraspecific names and I have not attempted to verify the rank given by the original author but I nevertheless present the following list for you to review in case some need to be included.

Anuraea aculeata divergens Voigt, 1902

Anuraea aculeata regalis Imhof, 1885

Anuraea aculeata resupina Imhof, 1892

Anuraea cochlearis pellucida Imhof, 1892

Anuraea cochlearis revoluta Brehm, 1910

Asplanchna priodonta minor Voronkov, 1907

Asplanchna priodonta pelagica Zacharias, 1892

Asplanchna sieboldii leydigii Lange, 1911

Brachionus bakeri fülleborni Daday, 1908

Brachionus bakeri michaelseni Daday, 1908

Brachionus bakeri rectangularis Lucks, 1912

Brachionus falcatus hamatus Lemmermann, 1908

Brachionus forficula levis Apstein, 1907

Brachionus pala willeyi Apstein, 1907

Brachionus plicatilis ecornis Fadeev, 1925

Brachionus rubens werneri Daday, 1903

Brachionus urceolaris armatus Seligo, 1900

Cathypna magna tenuior Stenroos, 1898

Diaschiza taurocephalus tenua Hilgendorf, 1899
Trans.New Zealand Inst., Vol. 31, 1899, p.124
possible synonym of Diaschiza gracilis (Ehrenberg, 1832)

Dinocharis subquadratus rossica Michailoff, 1900

Diplax videns longipes Voronkov, 1907
Trudy Otd.Ikht.Obshch.Aklim., Vol. 6, 1907, p. 107
synonym of Mytilina bicarinata (Perty, 1850)

Euchlanis triquetra hyalina Sachse, 1912

Mytilina ventralis longidactyla Wulfert, 1965

Notholca labis limnetica Levander, 1901
Acta.Soc.Fauna Flora Fennica, Vol. 20 No. 8, 1901, p. 21
synonym of Notholca striata (Müller, 1786)

Notops brachionus spinosa Rousselet, 1901

Notommata najas thermalis Issel, 1906

Polyarthra platyptera palustris Lie-Pettersen, 1909

I can really appreciate the amount of work that has gone into assembling the LAN – well done everybody! Now that I have taken retirement, I may have time to help if there are some subsequent checks  still to be made.

with best wishes,

Charles Hussey

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