WoRMS taxon details

Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) antarctica Boury-Esnault & van Beveren, 1982

178722  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:178722)

accepted
Species
Hymedesmia antarctica Boury-Esnault & van Beveren, 1982· accepted, alternate representation (subgenus assignment)
Hymedesmia simillima var. antarctica Hentschel, 1914 (status upgrade and subgenus assignment)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(ofHymedesmia antarctica Boury-Esnault & van Beveren, 1982) Boury-Esnault, N.; Van Beveren, M. (1982). Les Démosponges du plateau continental de Kerguelen-Heard. Comité national français des recherches antarctiques. 52: 1-175.
page(s): 98-100 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Holotype  MNHN D.NBE.1095, geounit Kerguelen Islands (W...  
Holotype [from synonym] MNHN D.NBE.1095, geounit Kerguelen Islands (W Kerguelen, StD36-DC90) [view taxon]
Homonymy Hentschel (1914) erected three varieties antarctica for three different Hymedesmia species. These are homonyms of which...  
Homonymy Hentschel (1914) erected three varieties antarctica for three different Hymedesmia species. These are homonyms of which only one can be the senior homonym, the other two need to be renamed. Boury-Esnault & Van Beveren incorrectly assumed that varieties cannot be upgraded to species, so their action to take authorship for a species Hymedesmia antarctica based on Hymedesmia simillima var. antarctica Hentschel is invalid. Still, they assigned a holotype from Kerguelen, which needs to be compared closely with the Antarctic specimens of Hentschel to establish they are the same species. If so, then authorship would go to Hentschel (not Boury-Esnault & Van Beveren). The other two Hymedesmia varieties named antarctica by Hentschel need to be renamed. [details]
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.; Ríos, P.; Downey, R. (2018). World Porifera database. Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) antarctica Boury-Esnault & van Beveren, 1982. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=178722 on 2018-09-19
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2005-08-04 17:17:11Z
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2007-06-06 14:01:57Z
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2017-08-03 11:40:51Z
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original description  (ofHymedesmia antarctica Boury-Esnault & van Beveren, 1982) Boury-Esnault, N.; Van Beveren, M. (1982). Les Démosponges du plateau continental de Kerguelen-Heard. Comité national français des recherches antarctiques. 52: 1-175.
page(s): 98-100 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofHymedesmia simillima var. antarctica Hentschel, 1914) Hentschel, E. (1914). Monaxone Kieselschwämme und Hornschwämme der Deutschen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903. Deutsche Südpolar-Expedition. 15 (1): 35-141, pls IV-VIII. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofHymedesmia (Hymedesmia) simillima var. antarctica Hentschel, 1914) Hentschel, E. (1914). Monaxone Kieselschwämme und Hornschwämme der Deutschen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903. Deutsche Südpolar-Expedition. 15 (1): 35-141, pls IV-VIII. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype [from synonym] MNHN D.NBE.1095, geounit Kerguelen Islands (W Kerguelen, StD36-DC90) [view taxon]
From editor or global species database
Homonymy Hentschel (1914) erected three varieties antarctica for three different Hymedesmia species. These are homonyms of which only one can be the senior homonym, the other two need to be renamed. Boury-Esnault & Van Beveren incorrectly assumed that varieties cannot be upgraded to species, so their action to take authorship for a species Hymedesmia antarctica based on Hymedesmia simillima var. antarctica Hentschel is invalid. Still, they assigned a holotype from Kerguelen, which needs to be compared closely with the Antarctic specimens of Hentschel to establish they are the same species. If so, then authorship would go to Hentschel (not Boury-Esnault & Van Beveren). The other two Hymedesmia varieties named antarctica by Hentschel need to be renamed. [details]