WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiphostoma Otto, 1820

324756

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324756

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (junior homonym, replaced by Siphonostoma Otto)
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Otto, Adolfus Guilielmus. (1820). De Sternaspide thalassemoideo et Siphostomate diplochaito vermibus duobus marinis. [Epistola Gratulatoria quam ad celebrandum diem laetissimum VI Marti MDCCCXX (etc, etc)]. Vratislaviae. pp.16, 2 plates. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature See Salazar-Vallejo (2012:7) for a commentary...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature See Salazar-Vallejo (2012:7) for a commentary on 'Siphostoma' and variant usages.
quote: "Otto (1820) introduced the name Siphostoma by fusing the Greek words for pipe (siphon, masculine) and mouth (stoma, neuter). One year later, probably after noticing that the name was already used in sygnathid fishes (Siphostoma Rafinesque, 1810), he proposed Siphonostoma. Thus, Siphonostoma Otto, 1821 was regarded as a replacement name for Siphostoma by Sherborn (1930:5993), and by Neave (1939, 4:206) and, regretfully, there were two other cases for the same name: one in rotifers (Siphonostoma Zenker, 1832), and another in mollusks (Siphonostoma Guilding, 1840). Thus, although the flabelligerid name would be the older one, Grube (1840:68) introduced Siphonostomum which is an orthographic emendation of the gender. Nevertheless, Siphonostoma Otto, 1821, would have priority over Flabelligera Sars, 1829. Agassiz (1846) proposed Siphonostoma as a replacement name to solve the homonymy between Siphostoma Rafinesque, 1810 and Siphostoma Otto, 1820. Thus, this replacement name, Siphonostoma Agassiz, 1846, would replace the junior homonym, Siphostoma Otto, 1820. Con¬sequently and strictly speaking, Siphonostoma Agassiz, 1846 became a secondary homonym to Siphostoma Zenker, 1832, and to Siphostoma Guilding, 1840, and it was no solution at all. Again, Siphonostoma Otto, 1821 would be the older name and should have priority." [details]
Read, G.; Salazar-Vallejo, S. (2014). Siphostoma Otto, 1820. 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=324756 on 2017-11-20

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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2011-01-30 01:31:46Z
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2014-05-20 23:24:02Z
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original description Otto, Adolfus Guilielmus. (1820). De Sternaspide thalassemoideo et Siphostomate diplochaito vermibus duobus marinis. [Epistola Gratulatoria quam ad celebrandum diem laetissimum VI Marti MDCCCXX (etc, etc)]. Vratislaviae. pp.16, 2 plates. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

redescription Otto, A. G. (1821). Animalium maritimorum nondum editorum genera duo. Nova Acta Physico-Medica Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Naturae Curiosorum. 10(2): 617-634, Plates 50-51., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/37021183
note: Otto replaced his Siphostoma with the spelling Siphonostoma [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature See Salazar-Vallejo (2012:7) for a commentary on 'Siphostoma' and variant usages.
quote: "Otto (1820) introduced the name Siphostoma by fusing the Greek words for pipe (siphon, masculine) and mouth (stoma, neuter). One year later, probably after noticing that the name was already used in sygnathid fishes (Siphostoma Rafinesque, 1810), he proposed Siphonostoma. Thus, Siphonostoma Otto, 1821 was regarded as a replacement name for Siphostoma by Sherborn (1930:5993), and by Neave (1939, 4:206) and, regretfully, there were two other cases for the same name: one in rotifers (Siphonostoma Zenker, 1832), and another in mollusks (Siphonostoma Guilding, 1840). Thus, although the flabelligerid name would be the older one, Grube (1840:68) introduced Siphonostomum which is an orthographic emendation of the gender. Nevertheless, Siphonostoma Otto, 1821, would have priority over Flabelligera Sars, 1829. Agassiz (1846) proposed Siphonostoma as a replacement name to solve the homonymy between Siphostoma Rafinesque, 1810 and Siphostoma Otto, 1820. Thus, this replacement name, Siphonostoma Agassiz, 1846, would replace the junior homonym, Siphostoma Otto, 1820. Con¬sequently and strictly speaking, Siphonostoma Agassiz, 1846 became a secondary homonym to Siphostoma Zenker, 1832, and to Siphostoma Guilding, 1840, and it was no solution at all. Again, Siphonostoma Otto, 1821 would be the older name and should have priority." [details]