WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAegogropila Gray, 1867

184566

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Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subgenus transfer)
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Gray, J.E. (1867). Notes on the Arrangement of Sponges, with the Descriptions of some New Genera. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1867(2): 492-558, pls XXVII-XXVIII.
page(s): 537 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Aegogropila or Aegagropila: The genus name...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Aegogropila or Aegagropila: The genus name Aegogropila erected by Gray (1867) is obviously misspelled. The inspiration for the genus name came from the species name Halichondria aegagropila Johnston, 1842, mentioned by Gray but misspelled as Halichondria aegogropila. Most authors (e.g. Vosmaer, De Laubenfels, Van Soest, Bergquist & Fromont, etc.) used Gray's name without correction, a few (Topsent, Dendy) used Aegagropila, implicitly assuming Gray's mistake should be corrected. Recent contact with the ICZN, however, established that Gray's mistake cannot be considered 'inadvertent' in the sense of article 32.5 of the Code, and thus should not be corrected. We have to maintain the use of Aegogropila, with Aegagropila as an objective junior synonym.  [details]
van Soest, R. (2016). Aegogropila. 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://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=184566 on 2017-11-17

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2005-12-12 17:12:35Z
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2006-02-08 09:07:24Z
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2007-07-06 09:34:03Z
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2016-04-28 17:49:41Z
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original description Gray, J.E. (1867). Notes on the Arrangement of Sponges, with the Descriptions of some New Genera. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1867(2): 492-558, pls XXVII-XXVIII.
page(s): 537 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Van Soest, R.W.M.; Hajdu, E. 2002. Family Mycalidae Lundbeck, 1905. Pp. 669-690. In Hooper, J. N. A. & Van Soest, R. W. M. (ed.) Systema Porifera. A guide to the classification of sponges. 1 (Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers: New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow). [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Bergquist, P.R.; Fromont, P.J. 1988. The Marine Fauna of New Zealand: Porifera, Demospongiae, Part 4 (Poecilosclerida). New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 96: 1-197. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Aegogropila or Aegagropila: The genus name Aegogropila erected by Gray (1867) is obviously misspelled. The inspiration for the genus name came from the species name Halichondria aegagropila Johnston, 1842, mentioned by Gray but misspelled as Halichondria aegogropila. Most authors (e.g. Vosmaer, De Laubenfels, Van Soest, Bergquist & Fromont, etc.) used Gray's name without correction, a few (Topsent, Dendy) used Aegagropila, implicitly assuming Gray's mistake should be corrected. Recent contact with the ICZN, however, established that Gray's mistake cannot be considered 'inadvertent' in the sense of article 32.5 of the Code, and thus should not be corrected. We have to maintain the use of Aegogropila, with Aegagropila as an objective junior synonym.  [details]