WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGreeffia McIntosh, 1885

325804  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325804)

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (replacement name but subjective synonym)
Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNauphanta celox Greeff, 1876 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlciopa reynaudii Audouin & H Milne Edwards, 1833 (type by typification of replaced name)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
McIntosh, William C. (1885). Report on the Annelida Polychaeta collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Ser. Zoology. vol. 12 [part 34 of reports]: 1-554, plates 1-55, 1A-39A, & Annelida stations map., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/50688426
page(s): 182; note: replacement name for junior homonym Nauphanta Greeff [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated in the original description. The...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated in the original description. The generic epithet Greeffia is named after Richard Greeff (b. Elberfeld, 14 March 1829; d. Marburg, 30 August 1892), German zoologist and author of the genus Nauphanta Greeff, 1876, a name preoccupied by Nauphanta Kinberg, 1865, and replaced by Greeffia McIntosh, 1885. It is composed by the name 'Greeff' followed by the suffix -ia, feminine form of -ius and added to a noun to form an adjective of that noun indicating 'made of' or 'belonging to' that noun, maybe to indicate that the genus had been originally described by Greeff. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Note that McIntosh (1885:174 & 182) uses...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Note that McIntosh (1885:174 & 182) uses parenthesis to indicate the replaced name as Greeffia (Nauphanta). This strange apparent continued usage of the unavailable (preoccupied) Nauphanta as a subgenus should be ignored, as McIntosh on the next line of p.182 introduces his new species as Greeffia oahuensis. On the next page there is a usage of Alciopa (Halodora), again debatable as Halodora Greeff is an unnecessary replacement name, but this instance seems to be an intentional usage as a subgenus. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Replacement name for the junior homonym...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Replacement name for the junior homonym Nauphanta Greeff, 1876 [details]
Gil, J.; Read, G. (2017). Greeffia McIntosh, 1885. 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=325804 on 2017-12-12

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2008-03-14 12:50:56Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2015-03-08 21:26:27Z
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2017-01-13 15:22:40Z
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original description McIntosh, William C. (1885). Report on the Annelida Polychaeta collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Ser. Zoology. vol. 12 [part 34 of reports]: 1-554, plates 1-55, 1A-39A, & Annelida stations map., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/50688426
page(s): 182; note: replacement name for junior homonym Nauphanta Greeff [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated in the original description. The generic epithet Greeffia is named after Richard Greeff (b. Elberfeld, 14 March 1829; d. Marburg, 30 August 1892), German zoologist and author of the genus Nauphanta Greeff, 1876, a name preoccupied by Nauphanta Kinberg, 1865, and replaced by Greeffia McIntosh, 1885. It is composed by the name 'Greeff' followed by the suffix -ia, feminine form of -ius and added to a noun to form an adjective of that noun indicating 'made of' or 'belonging to' that noun, maybe to indicate that the genus had been originally described by Greeff. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Note that McIntosh (1885:174 & 182) uses parenthesis to indicate the replaced name as Greeffia (Nauphanta). This strange apparent continued usage of the unavailable (preoccupied) Nauphanta as a subgenus should be ignored, as McIntosh on the next line of p.182 introduces his new species as Greeffia oahuensis. On the next page there is a usage of Alciopa (Halodora), again debatable as Halodora Greeff is an unnecessary replacement name, but this instance seems to be an intentional usage as a subgenus. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Replacement name for the junior homonym Nauphanta Greeff, 1876 [details]