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Ephesiella Chamberlin, 1919

129598  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129598)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Chamberlin, Ralph V. 1919. The Annelida Polychaeta [Albatross Expeditions]. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 48: 1-514., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/memoirsofmuseumo4801harv
page(s): 182; note: for Ephesia peripatus [sensu] Claparede [details]   
Note Ephesiella Chamberlin, 1919 was erected for...  
Type species Ephesiella Chamberlin, 1919 was erected for Ephesia peripatus sensu Claparede (non Johnston), representing long-bodied sphaerodorids with compound chaetae.
Keep in mind that Claparede merely misidentified the species he had and wasn't creating a new name, but Chamberlin used the name as if Claparede had erected a new name, thus creating a difficulty for assigning a type species. Hartman & Fauchald (1971) gave their view of the situation as follows:
"The genotype by original designation is Ephesia peripatus ([sensu] Claparede, 1863, see Chamberlin, 1919, p. 182); the specific name of this species is invalid and should be replaced with E. abyssorum (Hansen, 1878, p. 9, pl. 6, figs. 9-12, as Sphaerodorum). The specific name peripatus was used by Claparede (1863) in the belief that he had the species originally described under that name by Johnston (1844). [Pollicita peripatus Johnston (1845)] is synonymous with Sphaerodorum gracilis (Rathke, 1843) as first suggested by Johnston (1865, p. 208). Johnston's species was moved to the genus Sphaerodorum by Grube (1850, p. 315), so the specific name peripatus is also preoccupied in the combination Sphaerodorum peripatus. The species described by Claparede and Hansen differs from the one described by Johnston in that the setae are composite in the former and simple in the latter. Other details are difficult to compare based on the original descriptions. The junior synonym abyssorum Hansen (1878) is thus available for Claparede's species, as pointed out by Pettibone (1963, p. 208)."
Note that abyssorum was not a junior synonym as such - there is a senior concept description but no senior synonym as such as Claparede's description is merely a misapplication of a name with no separate status of its own. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Ephesiella Chamberlin, 1919. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129598 on 2018-07-19
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original description Chamberlin, Ralph V. 1919. The Annelida Polychaeta [Albatross Expeditions]. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 48: 1-514., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/memoirsofmuseumo4801harv
page(s): 182; note: for Ephesia peripatus [sensu] Claparede [details]   

taxonomy source Hartman, O.; Fauchald, K. (1971). Deep-water benthic polychaetous annelids off New England to Bermuda and other North Atlantic Areas. Part II. Allan Hancock Monographs in Marine Biology. 6: 1-327., available online at http://hdl.handle.net/10088/3458
page(s): 65; note: authors explain why type species is 'abyssorum' Hansen, 1l878 [details]   

additional source Mollica, E. 1996. First record of Ephesiella Chamberliain, 1919 (Polychaeta: Sphaerodoridae) in the Mediterranean Sea, with a description of a new species. Marine Life 4(2): 19-21. [details]   

additional source Glasby, C.J.; Read, G.B.; Lee, K.E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 312-358. [details]   

additional source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

additional source Bellan, Gerard. (2001). Polychaeta, 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. 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
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Type species Ephesiella Chamberlin, 1919 was erected for Ephesia peripatus sensu Claparede (non Johnston), representing long-bodied sphaerodorids with compound chaetae.
Keep in mind that Claparede merely misidentified the species he had and wasn't creating a new name, but Chamberlin used the name as if Claparede had erected a new name, thus creating a difficulty for assigning a type species. Hartman & Fauchald (1971) gave their view of the situation as follows:
"The genotype by original designation is Ephesia peripatus ([sensu] Claparede, 1863, see Chamberlin, 1919, p. 182); the specific name of this species is invalid and should be replaced with E. abyssorum (Hansen, 1878, p. 9, pl. 6, figs. 9-12, as Sphaerodorum). The specific name peripatus was used by Claparede (1863) in the belief that he had the species originally described under that name by Johnston (1844). [Pollicita peripatus Johnston (1845)] is synonymous with Sphaerodorum gracilis (Rathke, 1843) as first suggested by Johnston (1865, p. 208). Johnston's species was moved to the genus Sphaerodorum by Grube (1850, p. 315), so the specific name peripatus is also preoccupied in the combination Sphaerodorum peripatus. The species described by Claparede and Hansen differs from the one described by Johnston in that the setae are composite in the former and simple in the latter. Other details are difficult to compare based on the original descriptions. The junior synonym abyssorum Hansen (1878) is thus available for Claparede's species, as pointed out by Pettibone (1963, p. 208)."
Note that abyssorum was not a junior synonym as such - there is a senior concept description but no senior synonym as such as Claparede's description is merely a misapplication of a name with no separate status of its own. [details]