WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAotearia Benham, 1927

324717  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324717)

accepted
Genus

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAotearia sulcaticeps Benham, 1927 (taxon inquirendum)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Benham, William B. (1927). Polychaeta [Terra Nova]. British Antarctic 'Terra Nova' Expedition Natural History Reports, Zoology. 7(2): 47-182, plates 1-6., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/49465872
page(s): 91 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Benham footnote "'Aotea' White cloud; the...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Benham footnote "'Aotea' White cloud; the original name bestowed on New Zealand by the first Maori arrivals from overseas." [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus Erected for A. sulcaticeps, this genus was...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus Erected for A. sulcaticeps, this genus was said by Orensanz (1990) to be a senior synonym of Lumbrineriopsis Orensanz 1973. He proposed however that Aotearia be declared invalid (p. 76) under the then article 23b. This was not correct, and regardless, the current code prevailing usage article (23.9.1) does not allow this. [details]
Read, G. (2015). Aotearia Benham, 1927. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324717 on 2017-12-15

Date
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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2015-05-07 23:06:00Z
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2015-07-17 09:47:47Z
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original description Benham, William B. (1927). Polychaeta [Terra Nova]. British Antarctic 'Terra Nova' Expedition Natural History Reports, Zoology. 7(2): 47-182, plates 1-6., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/49465872
page(s): 91 [details]   

status source Orensanz, J.M. (1990). The Eunicemorph polychaete annelids from Antarctic and Subantarctic Seas. With addenda to the Eunicemorpha of Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, and the Southern Indian Ocean. Antarctic Research Series. 52: 1-183., available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/AR052p0001/summary
page(s): 76; note: questions whether Lumbrineriopsis should replace Aotearia [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification Benham erected Aotearia in his subfamily nov, Aotearinae, within Eunicidae, in which he also had subfamily Lumbriconereinae. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Benham footnote "'Aotea' White cloud; the original name bestowed on New Zealand by the first Maori arrivals from overseas." [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling Spelling in WoRMS corrected [May 2015] from "Aeotearia" [data entry error] to Aotearia. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus Erected for A. sulcaticeps, this genus was said by Orensanz (1990) to be a senior synonym of Lumbrineriopsis Orensanz 1973. He proposed however that Aotearia be declared invalid (p. 76) under the then article 23b. This was not correct, and regardless, the current code prevailing usage article (23.9.1) does not allow this. [details]