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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonium bursa Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 189898

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorifera (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDemospongiae (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteroscleromorpha (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTethyida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTethyidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonium (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonium bursa (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonium sensu Pallas, 1766 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTethya Lamarck, 1815
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlcyonium bursa Linnaeus, 1758
Sources  original description Müller, O. F. (1806). Zoologia Danica seu animalium Daniae et Norvegiae rariorum ac minus notorum descriptiones et historia. Havniae [Copenhague], N. Christensen. Volumen quartum: [1-5], 1-46, pls. 121-160., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/dms/load/img/?PPN=PPN614794528 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Trusted: edited by a thematic editortype locality Northern Norway and Finnmark [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPublished in AlgaeBase Logo AlgaeBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (28 publications) 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIdentification In the absence of a type specimen there is no real evidence that Alcyonium bursa Linnaeus, 1758 is what has been described by Vosmaer (1885) as Weberella bursa. Müller (1806) subsequently pictured a specimen from Norway that could be conspecific with Vosmaer's species, but that specimen has also not been retrieved and its description lacks details that make it likely the two are the same. This problem can only be solved by choosing a neotype.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Arctic Norway, 72°36'N 24°57'E, depth 250 m [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype unknown [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:189898
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2005-12-18 15:00:44Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2010-02-22 19:19:49Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
2015-06-26 12:00:51Z  changed  Guiry, Michael D.
  
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2015). Alcyonium bursa. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=189898 on 2016-09-27
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