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Echinoidea name details

Dysaster münsteri Desor, 1842 †

592233  (

 unaccepted (incorrect original spelling (ICZN 1999 Art. 32.5.1.))
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
fossil only
Not documented
Kroh, A. & Mooi, R. (2018). World Echinoidea Database. Dysaster münsteri Desor, 1842 †. Accessed at: on 2020-10-30
2011-12-27 12:45:24Z
2011-12-28 07:48:43Z

basis of record Agassiz, L. & Desor, P. J. E. 1847b. Catalogue raisonné des espèces, des genres, et des familles d'échinides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Troisième Série, Zoologie 8, 5-35, 355-380., available online at
page(s): 33 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Spelling In the original paper (Desor 1842) two different spellings have been used for this species: “Munsteri” (p. 9, 25-26, pl. 4) and “Münsteri” (p. 9, 27, 29). The species was named after Georg Graf zu Münster, a palaeontologist (Desor 1842: p. 26), which could thus be taken as “clear evidence of an inadvertent error“ (ICZN 1999 Art. 32.5.1). Furthermore, L. Agassiz & Desor (1847b: p. 33) acting as “First Reviser” (ICZN 1999 Art. 24.2.) choose the spelling “Münsteri”.
The spelling that has to be used thus is “Münsteri”, which according to ICZN 1999 Articles and is to be spelled “muensteri”.

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