WoRMS taxon details

Lizzia Forbes, 1846

117021  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:117021)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Note When Forbes (1846: 286) defined the genus...  
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Type species When Forbes (1846: 286) defined the genus Lizzia he stated
«..founded for Cytaeis octopunctata of Sars...». This type species designation was iterated in Forbes (1848) when he added Lizzia blondina Forbes, 1848 to this genus. The type species of Lizzia is thus Rathkea octopunctata (M. Sars, 1835) by original designation as well as by monotypy. This leads to the awkward situation that Lizzia Forbes, 1846 is actually a junior synonym of Rathkea Brandt, 1837. As the genus Lizzia is well known and it has been used consistently for the rather common species Lizzia blondina Forbes, 1848, it is in the interest of nomenclatural stability to maintain this usage. AA case to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature will be made asking them to use their plenary power to overrule Forbes’s type species designation and select Lizzia blondina instead. [details]
Taxonomy The genus Lizzia was transferred to the Family Rathkeidae based on 16S DNA data  
Taxonomy The genus Lizzia was transferred to the Family Rathkeidae based on 16S DNA data [details]
Schuchert, P. (2018). World Hydrozoa Database. Lizzia Forbes, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=117021 on 2018-05-28
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2009-04-28 12:00:23Z
changed
2013-03-08 08:04:23Z
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2017-12-07 15:10:38Z
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original description  (ofLizusa Haeckel, 1879) Haeckel E. (1879). Das System der Medusen. Erster Teil einer Monographie der Medusen. Denkschriften der Medicinisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft zu Jena. 1: XX+1-360, 320 plates., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/101461#page/9/mode/1up
page(s): 80 [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; Vervoort, W.; Cairns, S.D.; Schuchert, P. (2001). Hydrozoa, 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. 112-120 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

redescription Schuchert, P. (2007). The European athecate hydroids and their medusae (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria): Filifera part 2. Revue suisse de Zoologie. 114: 195-396., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/128673#page/25/mode/1up
page(s): 288 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
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Diagnosis Medusae with four or eight simple, unbranched perradial oral tentacles inserting at level of mouth rim; with manubrial peduncle; eight or exceptionally 16 tentacle bulbs, each with one or more simple tentacles, usually with more tentacles on the perradial than the interradial bulbs; interradial medusa buds develop on manubrium; gonads enveloping manubrium. [details]

Taxonomy The genus Lizzia was transferred to the Family Rathkeidae based on 16S DNA data [details]

Type species When Forbes (1846: 286) defined the genus Lizzia he stated
«..founded for Cytaeis octopunctata of Sars...». This type species designation was iterated in Forbes (1848) when he added Lizzia blondina Forbes, 1848 to this genus. The type species of Lizzia is thus Rathkea octopunctata (M. Sars, 1835) by original designation as well as by monotypy. This leads to the awkward situation that Lizzia Forbes, 1846 is actually a junior synonym of Rathkea Brandt, 1837. As the genus Lizzia is well known and it has been used consistently for the rather common species Lizzia blondina Forbes, 1848, it is in the interest of nomenclatural stability to maintain this usage. AA case to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature will be made asking them to use their plenary power to overrule Forbes’s type species designation and select Lizzia blondina instead. [details]