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Japonactaeon pusillus (Forbes, 1844)

138696  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138696)

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(ofTornatella pusilla Forbes, 1844) Forbes E. (1844). Report on the Mollusca and Radiata of the Aegean sea, and on their distribution, considered as bearing on geology. <em>Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for 1843.</em> 130-193., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12920789
page(s): 191 [details]   
Nomenclature The names Tornatella pusilla Forbes, 1844, described from 100 fathoms depth in "Lycia and Naxia" (now SW Turkey) is...  
Nomenclature The names Tornatella pusilla Forbes, 1844, described from 100 fathoms depth in "Lycia and Naxia" (now SW Turkey) is nomenclaturally and taxonomically distinct from Tornatella pusilla MacGillivray, 1843, described from shallow water in Scotland. It is the former name that has become in commn use for a deep water species now known as Japonacteon pusillus even if the name is sometimes misattributed to MacGillivray, 1843 (e.g. Smriglio & Mariottini, 1996). This poses a nomenclatural problem since MacGillivray's name (most likely a synonym of Actaeon tornatilis (Linnaeus, 1758)) preoccupies Forbes' name. A ruling of ICZN or a declaration of "nomen protectum" of Forbes' name would be needed to stabilize the case. [details]
MolluscaBase (2019). MolluscaBase. Japonactaeon pusillus (Forbes, 1844). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138696 on 2019-05-21
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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original description  (ofTornatella pusilla Forbes, 1844) Forbes E. (1844). Report on the Mollusca and Radiata of the Aegean sea, and on their distribution, considered as bearing on geology. <em>Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for 1843.</em> 130-193., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12920789
page(s): 191 [details]   

context source (MSBIAS) MEDIN. (2011). UK checklist of marine species derived from the applications Marine Recorder and UNICORN. version 1.0. [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. <em>Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 180-213. (look up in IMIS[details]   

new combination reference Bouchet, P. (1975). Opisthobranches de profondeur de l'Ocean Atlantique. I Cephalaspidea. <em>Cahiers de Biologie Marine.</em> 16(3): 317-365., available online at http://application.sb-roscoff.fr/cbm/issue.htm?execution=e3s1&_eventId=viewarticle&articleId=8279
page(s): 323-327 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
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Nomenclature The names Tornatella pusilla Forbes, 1844, described from 100 fathoms depth in "Lycia and Naxia" (now SW Turkey) is nomenclaturally and taxonomically distinct from Tornatella pusilla MacGillivray, 1843, described from shallow water in Scotland. It is the former name that has become in commn use for a deep water species now known as Japonacteon pusillus even if the name is sometimes misattributed to MacGillivray, 1843 (e.g. Smriglio & Mariottini, 1996). This poses a nomenclatural problem since MacGillivray's name (most likely a synonym of Actaeon tornatilis (Linnaeus, 1758)) preoccupies Forbes' name. A ruling of ICZN or a declaration of "nomen protectum" of Forbes' name would be needed to stabilize the case. [details]