WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsamathe Johnston, 1836

152248 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:152248)
accepted
Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsamathe fusca Johnston, 1836 (type by monotypy)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Johnston, George. 1836. Art. IV. Illustrations in British Zoology. Cl. Annelides, Ord. Errantes, Fam Nereides. Genus Psa'mathe. Magazine of natural history and journal of zoology, botany, mineralogy, geology and meteorology [conducted by J. C. Loudon] 9: 14-17 , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2293068
page(s): 14 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Psamathe (spelled with accent Psa'mathe) was...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Psamathe (spelled with accent Psa'mathe) was named after the daughter of Nereus and Doris [details]
Read, G. (2016). Psamathe Johnston, 1836. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=152248 on 2017-11-24

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2005-04-08 14:15:32Z
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2008-03-04 06:49:09Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2016-04-02 02:31:02Z
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original description Johnston, George. 1836. Art. IV. Illustrations in British Zoology. Cl. Annelides, Ord. Errantes, Fam Nereides. Genus Psa'mathe. Magazine of natural history and journal of zoology, botany, mineralogy, geology and meteorology [conducted by J. C. Loudon] 9: 14-17 , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2293068
page(s): 14 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia Quatrefages, 1866) Quatrefages, Armand de. (1866 [imprint date 1865]). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. Volume 2.. Première partie. 1-336. Deuxième Partie. 337-794. Explication des planches p.1-24. planches 1-20. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=M_xNAAAAcAAJ
page(s): 41 [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]   

status source Pleijel, Fredrik 1998. Phylogeny and classification of Hesionidae (Polychaeta). Zoologica Scripta, 27(2): 89-163, 38 figures, 7 tables.
page(s): 122 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammate [auctt. misspelling]) Sars, M. (1853). Bemaerkninger over det Adriatiske Havs Fauna sammenlignet med Nordhavets. Nyt Mag. Naturvid. 7 : 367-397.
page(s): 375; note: misspelling of Psamathe [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammate [auctt. misspelling]) Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628.
page(s): 192; note: Misspelling Psammate treated as a new genus of Sars [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammate [auctt. misspelling]) Pleijel, Fredrik 1998. Phylogeny and classification of Hesionidae (Polychaeta). Zoologica Scripta, 27(2): 89-163, 38 figures, 7 tables.
page(s): 122 [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia Quatrefages, 1866) 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia Quatrefages, 1866) 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]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia Quatrefages, 1866) Claparède, É. (1868). Les annélides chétopodes du Golfe de Naples. Mémoires de la Société de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Genève. 19(2): 313-584, plates I-XVI., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/50163#page/375/mode/1up
page(s): 535 [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia Quatrefages, 1866) Fauvel, P. (1923). Polychètes errantes. Faune de France. Librairie de la Faculte des Sciences. Paris. 5: 1-488., available online at http://www.faunedefrance.org/
page(s): 238; note: Fauvel, and others, continued to use Kefersteinia, based on Psamathe cirrhata, as valid [details]   

status source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia Quatrefages, 1866) Pleijel, Fredrik 1998. Phylogeny and classification of Hesionidae (Polychaeta). Zoologica Scripta, 27(2): 89-163, 38 figures, 7 tables.
page(s): 122 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAuthority The *apparent* authority "Johnston, 1836 in McIntosh, 1908" as given in Hartman catalogue p.192 is confusing to readers, but was Hartman's method of recording that she got the information on the genus secondhand from McIntosh. She was aware the author was Johnston. All such 'in' authorships in the Hartman catalogue should be examined carefully before being taken literally. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Psamathe (spelled with accent Psa'mathe) was named after the daughter of Nereus and Doris [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHomonymy Psamathe Johnston, 1836 is valid as Psamathe Rafinesque, 1814 in Isopoda is a nomen nudum fide Holthius (1954) and Nomenclator Zoologicus, and Psamathe Philippi 1840 in Copepoda is junior. However, McIntosh (1908:130) had revived Kefersteinia because of this apparent homonymy. Pleijel (1998:124) discusses this matter. [details]