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Bieler, R. & R. E. Petit, 2012. Molluscan taxa in the publications of the Museum Godeffroy of Hamburg, with a discussion of the Godeffroy Sales Catalogs (1864–1884), the Journal des Museum Godeffroy (1873–1910), and a history of the museum. Zootaxa, 3511: 1-80 [9 October]. http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2012/f/z03511p080f.pdf
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Bieler, R.; Petit, R. E.
2012
Molluscan taxa in the publications of the Museum Godeffroy of Hamburg, with a discussion of the Godeffroy Sales Catalogs (1864–1884), the Journal des Museum Godeffroy (1873–1910), and a history of the museum
Zootaxa
3511, 1-80
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The Museum Godeffroy (1861–1885), a private natural history museum in Hamburg (Germany) founded by the merchant John Cesar VI Godeffroy, functioned as a research and public display museum, as well as a natural history specimen dealership. Large collections of zoological, botanical, ethnographic, and anthropological specimens were obtained by company employees and an international group of contract collectors, mostly in the Pacific, made available for study to specialists, and placed in the museum’s holdings or distributed by sale. The museum produced two series of publications, both containing descriptions of new zoological taxa as well as nomina nuda: a set of Museum Godeffroy Catalogs (1864–1884) and the Journal des Museum Godeffroy (1873–1910), both described and dated in detail herein. This paper summarizes the history of the museum and its collecting efforts, with special focus on malacological research and the development and fate of molluscan collections of the Museum Godeffroy, with much of the material having passed to Hamburg’s Naturhistorisches Museum where they were largely destroyed during World War II. Using a species-level numbering system, the Museum Godeffroy Catalog series (and the labels associated with Museum Godeffroy specimens that were sold and traded worldwide) introduced hundreds of gastropod and bivalve nomina nuda into the molluscan literature. Previously uncertain dating of the malacological publications in the Museum’s Journal, mostly by Rudolph Bergh on Pacific nudibranchs, similarly created taxonomic confusion as many of the supposedly new taxa were near-simultaneously published also in other serial publications. 591 molluscan names in the Museum Godeffroy Catalogs, and 59 in the Journal are discussed. It is shown that 42 molluscan names date from these publications, all of them gastropods: 1 (preoccupied) genusgroup name and 4 replacement species names by J. D. E. Schmeltz, 5 genera and 31 species-group taxa by R. Bergh, and 1 species by F. Heynemann.
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Cerberilla Bergh, 1873 (status source)
Cerberilla longicirrha Bergh, 1873 (taxonomy source)
Cerithiopsis clathrata Angas, 1871 accepted as Zaclys clathrata (Angas, 1871) (status source)
Columbella (Anachis) dora Schmeltz, 1874 accepted as Columbella regulus Souverbie, 1864 accepted as Zafra pumila (Dunker, 1858) (basis of record)
Discodoris schmeltziana (Bergh, 1875) (basis of record)
Doris punctulifera Bergh, 1874 accepted as Chromodoris aspersa (Gould, 1852) (taxonomy source)
Doris schmeltziana Bergh, 1875 accepted as Discodoris schmeltziana (Bergh, 1875) (status source)
Eulima contracta Schmeltz, 1874 accepted as Eulima inflexa Pease, 1868 accepted as Parvioris inflexa (Pease, 1868) (basis of record)
Lamprocystis (Avarua) subcicercula (Garrett, 1881) accepted as Lamprocystis venosa subcicerula (Garrett, 1881) (additional source)
Modiola plumescens Schmeltz, 1864 accepted as Modiolus tumescens (Clessin, 1888) (status source)
Modiola tumescens Clessin, 1888 accepted as Modiolus tumescens (Clessin, 1888) (basis of record)
Modiolus tumescens (Clessin, 1888) (basis of record)
Notodoris Bergh, 1875 (additional source)
Notodoris citrina Bergh, 1875 (taxonomy source)
Orodoris Bergh, 1875 accepted as Miamira Bergh, 1874 (taxonomy source)
Orodoris miamirana Bergh, 1875 accepted as Miamira miamirana (Bergh, 1875) (taxonomy source)
Perna plumescens Schmeltz, 1874 accepted as Modiolus tumescens (Clessin, 1888) (status source)
Phestilla Bergh, 1874 (taxonomy source)
Phestilla melanobrachia Bergh, 1874 (additional source)
Phyllidia loricata Bergh, 1873 accepted as Phyllidiopsis loricata (Bergh, 1873) (taxonomy source)
Phyllidia rosans Bergh, 1873 accepted as Phyllidiella rosans (Bergh, 1873) (taxonomy source)
Torcula tenuilirata Dunker in Schmeltz, 1869 (taxonomy source)
Vexillum emiliae (Schmeltz, 1874) (basis of record)
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This species was described as Doris schmeltziana by Bergh (1875) in the Journal des Museum Godeffroy 3(8) [p. 228 ... [details]

 Publication date

This species was described as Doris schmeltziana by Bergh (1875) in the Journal des Museum Godeffroy 3(8) [p. 228 ... [details]

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This species was described as Doris schmeltziana by Bergh (1875) in the Journal des Museum Godeffroy 3(8) [p. 228 ... [details]