WoRMS name details

Amphitoe Latreille, 1817

101667  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:101667)

 unaccepted (spelling variation)
Genus
marine
Horton, T.; Lowry, J.; De Broyer, C.; Bellan-Santini, D.; Coleman, C. O.; Corbari, L.; Daneliya, M.; Dauvin, J-C.; Fišer, C.; Gasca, R.; Grabowski, M.; Guerra-García, J. M.; Hendrycks, E.; Hughes, L.; Jaume, D.; Jazdzewski, K.; Kim, Y.-H.; King, R.; Krapp-Schickel, T.; LeCroy, S.; Lörz, A.-N.; Mamos, T.; Senna, A. R.; Serejo, C.; Sket, B.; Souza-Filho, J. F.; Tandberg, A.H.; Thomas, J.; Thurston, M.; Vader, W.; Väinölä, R.; Vonk, R.; White, K.; Zeidler, W. (2018). World Amphipoda Database. Amphitoe Latreille, 1817. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=101667 on 2018-04-21
Date
action
by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
checked
2006-09-05 08:30:55Z
changed
Martinez, Olga
2010-07-28 06:59:02Z
changed

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basis of record Bellan-Santini, D.; Costello, M.J. (2001). Amphipoda. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels 50: pp. 295-308. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Nomenclator Zoologicus Online. , available online at http://uio.mbl.edu/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   
From editor or global species database
Spelling Leach, in his original description of the genus, wrote Ampithoe, but most people are convinced that he meant to honour the nymph Amphitoe, and therefore corrected the spelling. As Leach never was explicit, however, this correction is not permitted and the original spelling Ampithoe has to stand.
Many authors, up to Traudl Krapp-Schickel and Denise Bellan-Santini in the 1980's, have continued to use the spelling Amphithoe. And this is the main reason , that the names of later genera, based on the genus name Ampithoe, often have the spelling with the ph: Peramphithoe, Paramphithoe etc. The case of Sunamphitoe is special, as here a further spelling mistake crept in and has now to be perpetuated for ever.

The rules of nomenclature are clear enough, in this case, so that no special rulings have ever been necessary. All the genus names in this family, as in all others, have to be spelled the way their original authors spelled them. But agree in this family one has to be extra careful to get it right. [details]