WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonium globosum sensu De La Beche, 1832 †

146889

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nomen nudum
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
fossil only
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Alcyonium globosum was cited as junior synonym...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Alcyonium globosum was cited as junior synonym of Alcyonium cranium Müller, 1776 (by e.g. Van Soeest, 2001). It is based on a Latin description of Alcyonium cranium in Müller, 1806 with the words: Alcyonium globosum fibrosum flavum setosum. This is not a valid Linnaean binomen and as such not available. Subsequently, De La Beche, 1832 cited a fossil Alcyonium globosum ascribed to Defranc, 1822, but there is no such combination in that publication. Presumably, De la Beche mistakenly meant to cite the fossil Alcyonium globulosum Defrance. De la Beche's Alcyonium globosum is a misspelling or error, but it happens to be a senior homonym of Alcyonium globosum Tixier-Durivault, 1955 (now accepted as Complexum globosum in the famnily Alcyoniidae (Cnidaria Octocorallia). For that reason we maintain the combination sensu De la Beche until the legality of the homonymy has been investigated. [details]
van Soest, R. (2017). Alcyonium globosum sensu De La Beche, 1832 †. In: Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schönberg, C.; Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P.; Carballo, J. L.; Rios, P.; Downey, R. (2017). World Porifera database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=146889 on 2017-11-20

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basis of record De la Beche, H.T. (1832). A geological manual, 2nd. edition corrected and enlarged. London, Treutel & Würtz, Treutel jun. & Richter.  [details]   

misapplication Van Soest, R.W.M. 2001. Porifera, 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. 85-103 (look up in IMIS[details]  OpenAccess publication 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Alcyonium globosum was cited as junior synonym of Alcyonium cranium Müller, 1776 (by e.g. Van Soeest, 2001). It is based on a Latin description of Alcyonium cranium in Müller, 1806 with the words: Alcyonium globosum fibrosum flavum setosum. This is not a valid Linnaean binomen and as such not available. Subsequently, De La Beche, 1832 cited a fossil Alcyonium globosum ascribed to Defranc, 1822, but there is no such combination in that publication. Presumably, De la Beche mistakenly meant to cite the fossil Alcyonium globulosum Defrance. De la Beche's Alcyonium globosum is a misspelling or error, but it happens to be a senior homonym of Alcyonium globosum Tixier-Durivault, 1955 (now accepted as Complexum globosum in the famnily Alcyoniidae (Cnidaria Octocorallia). For that reason we maintain the combination sensu De la Beche until the legality of the homonymy has been investigated. [details]