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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBermudella Odhner, 1941 
AphiaID: 138039

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastropoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterobranchia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNudibranchia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuctenidiacea (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDoridacea (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOnchidoridoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniodorididae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBermudella (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOkenia Menke, 1830
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolycerella zoobotryon Smallwood, 1910 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOkenia zoobotryon (Smallwood, 1910) (type by original designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGoniodorididae H. Adams & A. Adams, 1854
Sources  original description Odhner N.J. 1941. New polycerid nudibranchiate mollusca and remarks on this family. Göteborgs Kungl. Vetenskaps- och Vitterhets-Samhälles Handlingar, Ser. B, Matematiska och Naturvetenskapliga Skrifter, 1(11): 1-20 [details]

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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBermudella polycerelloides Ortea & Bouchet, 1983 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOkenia zoobotryon (Smallwood, 1910)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBermudella zoobotryon (Smallwood, 1910) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOkenia zoobotryon (Smallwood, 1910)
Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy There is considerable confusion regarding the type species of Bermudella, Polycerella zoobotryon Smallwood, 1910, originally described from external anatomy only and whose description was later (Smallwood, 1912) completed with anatomical data based on additional specimens and not on the 5 mm specimen illustrated in the original description. The genus Bermudella Odhner, 1941, is based on the latter, with a radular formula n x 3.1.0.1.3, whereas the original description is interpreted as a species of Okenia, with a radular formula n x 1.1.0.1.1 by Clark (1984) and Ortea et al. (2009).

Therefore, as pointed out by Ortea et al. (2009) it is possible that the specimens on which Smallwood (1912) based his redescription, and on which Odhner (1941) based the genus Bermudella, are not conspecific and not congeneric with the specimen originally described by Smallwood (1910), and that they could be an undescribed species. This case can be resolved under ICZN:
"Art. 70.3. Misidentified type species. If an author discovers that a type species was misidentified (...) the author may select, and thereby fix as type species, the species that will, in his or her judgment, best serve stability and universality, either [70.3.1.] the nominal species previously cited as type species [Arts. 68, 69], or [70.3.2.] the taxonomic species actually involved in the misidentification".

Pola (2014) designated a neotype of Polycerella zoobotryon which defines it as a species of Okenia, but no action seems to have been taken regarding Polycerella zoobotryon sensu Smallwood, 1912 and the type species of Bermudella.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138039
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2006-09-06 06:55:51Z  changed  Martinez, Olga
2012-04-17 18:59:35Z  changed  Bouchet, Philippe
2013-09-11 08:48:11Z  changed  Caballer, Manuel
  
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  Citation: Caballer, M.; Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2013). Bermudella Odhner, 1941. In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138039 on 2017-03-30
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