WoRMS name details

Mus [informal, 1756]

325914  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325914)

nomen dubium (pre-Linnaean usage of Latin 'Mus' for mouse)

Species Mus marinus [Linnaeus, informal 1756] accepted as Aphrodita aculeata Linnaeus, 1758 (nomen dubium, unavailable pre-Linnaean name, subjective synonym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Mus [informal, 1756]. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325914 on 2018-06-23
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2016-06-13 04:24:53Z

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basis of record Linnaeus, Carl (as Caroli Linnaei); Gronovius, L. T. (1756). Systema naturae; sistens regna tria naturae in classes et ordines, genera et species redacta, tabulisque aeneis illustrata. Accedunt vocabula gallica. Editio multo auctior & emendatior. Lugduni Batavorum, Apud T. Haak., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.7374
page(s): 79; note: includes "Mus marinus Fn. 1284. M. princ. 64" under Aphrodita [details]   

additional source Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628.
page(s): 58; note: Alphabetical inclusion of "Mus marinus" in Aphroditidae, referred to Aphrodita aculeata [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source McIntosh, W.C. 1900. A monograph of British Annelids. vol.1. pt.2. Polychaeta Amphinomidae to Sigalionidae. Ray Society of London, 1(l2): 215-442., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/118768#page/11/mode/1up
page(s): 247; note: Includes "Mus marinus" as a usage by Linnaeus, 1756. [details]   
From editor or global species database
Editor's comment There are no marine mice and Mus Linnaeus, 1758 is strictly a mammal genus). This odd usage of 1756 exists, as Mus marinus included under Aphrodita by Linnaeus. It is apparently based on the fishermen's slang name for aphroditids as sea mice in Scandinavia (see Rouse & Pleijel 2001), but it predates the commencement of Linnaean nomenclature in 1758 as delimited in the zoological code. By 1758 Linnaeus had included Aphrodita squamata and A. aculeata under genus Aphrodita, and there is no more mention of marine mice. [details]