WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBerkeleyia Hartman, 1971

324776  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324776)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Hartman, Olga. (1971). Abyssal polychaetous annelids from the Mozambique Basin off southeast Africa, with a compendium of abyssal polychaetous annelids from world-wide areas. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada. 28(10): 1407-1428., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/f71-219
page(s): 1409-1411 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology "It is a pleasure to name the genus for Dr...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology "It is a pleasure to name the genus for Dr Cyril Berkeley, who has had a long, distinguished career concerned with polychaetous annelids, particularly with those from the Pacific area" (Hartman, 1971: 1411). [details]
Gil, J.; Read, G. (2017). Berkeleyia Hartman, 1971. 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=324776 on 2017-12-11

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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2013-01-11 00:49:33Z
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2016-06-30 11:04:27Z
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2017-05-27 16:36:29Z
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original description Hartman, Olga. (1971). Abyssal polychaetous annelids from the Mozambique Basin off southeast Africa, with a compendium of abyssal polychaetous annelids from world-wide areas. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada. 28(10): 1407-1428., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/f71-219
page(s): 1409-1411 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBerkeleya [auct. misspelling]) Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Orbiniinae with pointed prostomium, abdominal branchiae and all thoracic setae crenulated capillaries. Twelve thoracic segments; transition from thorax to abdomen abrupt. Abdominal notopodia with crenulated capillaries and furcate setae; abdominal neuropodia with crenulated capillaries and acicular spines.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology "It is a pleasure to name the genus for Dr Cyril Berkeley, who has had a long, distinguished career concerned with polychaetous annelids, particularly with those from the Pacific area" (Hartman, 1971: 1411). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrammatical gender Although named after Cyril Berkeley, a male, Berkeleyia is feminine because its author treated it as feminine (profunda rather than profundus) and also 'a' genus endings are feminine unless the author states otherwise. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType designation Type designation by monotypy. Article 68.2.1 of ICZN (1999) states that the expressions "gen. n., sp. n.", "new genus and species", or an equivalent, are deemed to be an original designation if no other type species was explicitly designated, but only if applied before 1931 to only one of two or more new nominal species originally included in a new nominal genus or subgenus. In the present case it is applied in 1971, and so must it be considered a type designation by monotypy. [details]