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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalomma vigilans (Claparède, 1869) 
AphiaID: 130930

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabellinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalomma (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalomma vigilans (Species)
Status taxon inquirendum (indeterminable without new records)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalomma Johansson, 1926 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcromegalomma Gil & Nishi, 2017
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiomma vigilans Claparède, 1870
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiomma vigilans Claparède, 1870 (superseded original combination now a species inquirenda)
Sources 
status source Knight-Jones, P. (1997). Two new species of Megalomma (Sabellidae) from Sinai and New Zealand with redescriptions of some types and a new genus. Bulletin of Marine Science. 60(2): 313-323., available online at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/umrsmas/bullmar/1997/00000060/00000002/art00013
page(s): 314; note: usage as valid in an analysis of groups of Megalomma [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Gulf of Naples [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From other sources
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Spain
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHomonymy Megalomma vigilans (Claparède, 1869) is a homonym of Megalomma vigilans (Westwood, 1842) in Coleoptera. This homonymy was detected by Gil & Nishi (2017: 143), but as the two genera names are distinct, and in this case in different phyla, the homonymy is ignored according to ICZN Article 57.8.1. "Homonymy between identical species-group names in combination (originally or subsequently) with homonymous generic names having the same spelling but established for different nominal genera [Art. 53.2] is to be disregarded." Obviously normally correction of the generic homonymy resolves the issue as one genus has a new name, but in this case Megalomma vigilans is of uncertain placement and has not been recombined. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus Indeterminable pending further discoveries. The description is poor, the type is lost and there are no additional records. Status summarized in Gil & Nishi (2017: 143) [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130930
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2017-03-05 05:51:07Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2017-06-05 08:08:41Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G.; Bellan, G. (2017). Megalomma vigilans (Claparède, 1869). In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=130930 on 2017-10-21
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