WoRMS taxon details

Eunice laticeps Ehlers, 1868

327710  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:327710)

accepted
Species
Eunice tentaculata Quatrefages, 1866 (replaced name, a junior primary homonym to E. tentaculata, Kinberg, 1865)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Ehlers, E. H. (1868). Die Borstenwürmer (Annelida Chaetopoda) nach systematischen und anatomischen Untersuchungen dargestellt. <em>Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig.</em> 2: 269-748, plates XII-XXIV., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1985162 [details]   

(of Eunice tentaculata Quatrefages, 1866) Quatrefages, A. de. (1866 (1865)). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. <em>Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris.</em> <b>Volume 1.</b> 1-588., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=FV9IAAAAYAAJ [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Type locality contained in New Zealand, Australia  
type locality contained in New Zealand [details]
type locality contained in Australia [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Nomenclature Eunice laticeps is a replacement name of Ehlers (1868: 312) because two E. tentaculata names were published almost in the...  
Nomenclature Eunice laticeps is a replacement name of Ehlers (1868: 312) because two E. tentaculata names were published almost in the same year. Eunice tentaculata Quatrefages appeared in Quatrefages' monographic two-volume work, which is always treated as not published until 1866. Thus E. tentaculata Kinberg, 1865 is treated as the senior name. Fauchald (1986, 1992) discusses the case. Ehlers replacement name, E. laticeps, is introduced very briefly in a list of Eunice species in a long footnote thus: "E. laticeps (mihi) = tentaculata Ouatrefages, Histoire des Anneies a. a. 0. pg. 317. Port Western. (Der Name, bereits von Kinberg einer Eunice gegeben, musste geändert werden.) [The name, already given by Kinberg to an Eunice, had to be changed.] As contemporaries noticed the homonymy at the time there seems little doubt the assignment of which was junior is correct. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Eunice laticeps Ehlers, 1868. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=327710 on 2019-09-21
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description Ehlers, E. H. (1868). Die Borstenwürmer (Annelida Chaetopoda) nach systematischen und anatomischen Untersuchungen dargestellt. <em>Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig.</em> 2: 269-748, plates XII-XXIV., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1985162 [details]   

original description  (of Eunice tentaculata Quatrefages, 1866) Quatrefages, A. de. (1866 (1865)). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. <em>Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris.</em> <b>Volume 1.</b> 1-588., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=FV9IAAAAYAAJ [details]  OpenAccess publication 

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

additional source Glasby, C.J.; Read, G.B.; Lee, K.E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 312-358. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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Nomenclature Eunice laticeps is a replacement name of Ehlers (1868: 312) because two E. tentaculata names were published almost in the same year. Eunice tentaculata Quatrefages appeared in Quatrefages' monographic two-volume work, which is always treated as not published until 1866. Thus E. tentaculata Kinberg, 1865 is treated as the senior name. Fauchald (1986, 1992) discusses the case. Ehlers replacement name, E. laticeps, is introduced very briefly in a list of Eunice species in a long footnote thus: "E. laticeps (mihi) = tentaculata Ouatrefages, Histoire des Anneies a. a. 0. pg. 317. Port Western. (Der Name, bereits von Kinberg einer Eunice gegeben, musste geändert werden.) [The name, already given by Kinberg to an Eunice, had to be changed.] As contemporaries noticed the homonymy at the time there seems little doubt the assignment of which was junior is correct. [details]