WoRMS taxon details

Mellita L. Agassiz, 1841

158064  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158064)

accepted
Genus
Species Mellita aclinensis Kier, 1963 †
Species Mellita isometra Harold & Telford, 1990
Species Mellita kanakoffi Durham, 1961
Species Mellita notabilis H. L. Clark, 1947
Species Mellita quinquiesperforata (Leske, 1778)
Species Mellita tenuis H. L. Clark, 1940

Species Mellita ampla Ravenel, 1848 accepted as Mellita quinquiesperforata (Leske, 1778) (nomen nudum, mentioned in a list only - status clarified by Holmes (1860: p. 3))

Subgenus Mellita (Leodia) Gray, 1851 accepted as Leodia Gray, 1851 (accepted at genus rank)
  » Species Mellita (Leodia) pacifica Verrill, 1867 accepted as Encope pacifica (Verrill, 1867) (transferred to Encope)
  » Species Mellita (Leodia) sexiesperforata (Leske, 1778) accepted as Leodia sexiesperforata (Leske, 1778) (subgenus raised to genus rank)
Species Mellita eduardobarrosoi Caso, 1981 accepted as Mellita notabilis H. L. Clark, 1947 (subjective junior synonym of Mellita notabilis)
Species Mellita erythraea Gray, 1851 accepted as Leodia sexiesperforata (Leske, 1778) (subjective junior synonym)
Species Mellita grantii Mortensen, 1948 accepted as Lanthonia grantii (Mortensen, 1948)
Species Mellita hexapora (Gmelin, 1791) accepted as Leodia sexiesperforata (Leske, 1778) (subjective junior synonym)
Species Mellita lata H.L. Clark, 1940 accepted as Mellita quinquiesperforata (Leske, 1778) (subjective junior synonym)
Species Mellita latiambulacra H.L. Clark, 1940 accepted as Mellita quinquiesperforata (Leske, 1778) (subjective junior synonym)
Species Mellita lobata L. Agassiz, 1841 accepted as Encope emarginata (Leske, 1778) (subjective junior synonym)
Species Mellita longifissa Michelin, 1858 accepted as Lanthonia longifissa (Michelin, 1858) (transferred to Lanthonia)
Species Mellita nummularia L. Agassiz & Desor, 1847a accepted as Mellita isometra Harold & Telford, 1990 (possible senior synonym, but types lost & type locality not recorded)
Species Mellita pacifica Verrill, 1867 accepted as Encope pacifica (Verrill, 1867) (transferred to Encope)
Species Mellita pentapora (Gmelin, 1791) accepted as Mellita quinquiesperforata (Leske, 1778) (subjective junior synonym)
Species Mellita platensis Bernasconi, 1947 accepted as Leodia sexiesperforata (Leske, 1778) (subjective junior synonym)
Species Mellita quinquefora (Lamarck, 1816) accepted as Mellita quinquiesperforata (Leske, 1778) (subjective junior synonym)
Species Mellita sexforis (Lamarck, 1816) accepted as Leodia sexiesperforata (Leske, 1778) (subjective junior synonym)
Species Mellita sexies-perforata (Leske, 1778) accepted as Leodia sexiesperforata (Leske, 1778) (incorrect subsequent spelling)
Species Mellita similis L. Agassiz, 1841 accepted as Leodia sexiesperforata (Leske, 1778) (subjective junior synonym)
Species Mellita stokesii (L. Agassiz, 1841) accepted as Mellitella stokesii (L. Agassiz, 1841) (transferred to Mellitella)
Species Mellita testudinata L. Agassiz, 1841 accepted as Mellita quinquiesperforata (Leske, 1778) (subjective junior synonym)
Species Mellita testudinata Klein, 1734 accepted as Mellita quinquiesperforata (Leske, 1778) (pre-Linean)
Species Mellita testudinea accepted as Mellita quinquiesperforata (Leske, 1778) (incorrect declination of species name)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Not documented
Kroh, A. & Mooi, R. (2018). World Echinoidea Database. Mellita L. Agassiz, 1841. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158064 on 2018-11-19
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2005-05-25 08:24:16Z
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2010-09-06 12:28:48Z
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basis of record Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

additional source Harold, A. S. & Telford, M. 1990. Systematics, phylogeny and biogeography of the genus Mellita (Echinoidea: Clypeasteroida). Journal of Natural History 24, 987-1026., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/00222939000770621 [details]   
 
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Authority First used by Klein (1734), which is pre-Linnean and thus not available according to ICZN regulations. The correct authority is L. Agassiz 1841 (ICZN Op. 393)  [details]