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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBerkeleyia Hartman, 1971 
AphiaID: 324776

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecida (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbiniidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBerkeleyia (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBerkeleyia profunda Hartman, 1971 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbiniidae Hartman, 1942
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBerkeleyia Hartman, 1971
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBerkeleya [auct. misspelling] (lapsus)
Sources  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]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBerkeleyia abyssala Blake, 2017
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBerkeleyia hadala Blake, 2017
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBerkeleyia heroae Blake, 2017
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBerkeleyia profunda Hartman, 1971
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBerkeleyia weddellia Blake, 2017
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Notes 
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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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324776
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Date   action   by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2013-01-11 00:49:33Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2016-06-30 11:04:27Z  changed  Gil, João
2017-05-27 16:36:29Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: 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://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324776 on 2017-06-24
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