WoRMS taxon details
Nassa Röding, 1798
|Typetaxon|| ||Nassa picta Röding, 1798 (type by subsequent designation)
|Parent|| ||Rapaninae Gray, 1853|
Iopas H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853|
basis of record Houart R. (1996) The genus Nassa Röding 1798 in the Indo-West Pacific (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia: Muricidae: Rapaninae). Archiv für Molluskenkunde 126(1-2): 51-63. [30 December 1996] [details]|
additional source Claremont M., Vermeij G.J., Williams S.T. & Reid D.G. (2013) Global phylogeny and new classification of the Rapaninae (Gastropoda: Muricidae), dominant molluscan predators on tropical rocky seashores. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66: 91–102. [Published online 28 September 2012; Code-compliant paper version published January 2013], available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2012.09.014 [details]
| ||Species Nassa francolina (Bruguière, 1789)|
Species Nassa serta (Bruguière, 1789)
Species Nassa situla (Reeve, 1846)
Species Nassa tuamotuensis Houart, 1996
Subgenus Nassa (Amyclina) Iredale, 1918 accepted as Nassarius Duméril, 1805
Species Nassa francolinus (Bruguière, 1789) accepted as Nassa francolina (Bruguière, 1789)
Species Nassa hepatica (Montagu, 1803) accepted as Nassarius nitidus (Jeffreys, 1867)
Species Nassa ligata Röding, 1798 accepted as Nucella lapillus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Nassa molliana Chemnitz, 1780 accepted as Babylonia spirata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Nassa picta Röding, 1798 accepted as Nassa serta (Bruguière, 1789)
Species Nassa rudis Roding, 1798 accepted as Nucella lapillus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Nassa subcancellata Turton, 1932 accepted as Clathranachis angusta (G. B. Sowerby III, 1886)
Species Nassa varians Dunker, 1860 accepted as Mitrella bicincta (Gould, 1860)
From editor or global species database
Nomenclature Historically, the name Nassa was established independently by two authors with different taxonomical extensions:
1. Nassa Röding, 1798, was established for a mixture of, mainly, muricid gastropods. The type species of Nassa, selected by Winckworth (1944), is Nassa picta Röding, 1798 [= Nassa serta (Bruguière, 1798], a species now classified in Muricidae Rapaninae.
2. Nassa Lamarck, 1799, was established for the single species Buccinum mutabile Linnaeus, 1758, a species now classified in Nassariidae.
During all the 19th century and much of the 20th century, when authors used the name Nassa, they meant Lamarck's nassariid Nassa. After the "rediscovery" of Röding's publication Museum Boltenianum, it was realized that the muricid Nassa Röding, 1798 had priority over Nassa Lamarck. The use of Nassa was then switched to Nassa Röding, and for Lamarck's Nassa its oldest synonym Nassarius Duméril, 1805 became in use.
When databasing names in WoRMS, it is not always clear to which of the two Nassa an author originally combined a specific epithet. We have arbitrarily attributed to Nassa Röding the specific epithets of species now placed in Muricidae, and we have attributed to Nassa Lamarck all the others.
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| || ||Citation: Bouchet, P.; Houart, R. (2015). Nassa. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=204812 on 2015-04-25|
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