WoRMS name details

Leocrates cupreus iridis [nomen nudum]

341063  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:341063)

nomen nudum (lapsus. No original author, no such taxon)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Leocrates cupreus iridis [nomen nudum]. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=341063 on 2019-04-19
2008-03-19 16:32:34Z
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
2013-11-08 19:47:35Z
2018-02-22 04:58:11Z

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basis of record Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. <em>Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper.</em> 23: 1-628.
page(s): 187 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Pleijel, Fredrik 1998. Phylogeny and classification of Hesionidae (Polychaeta). Zoologica Scripta, 27(2): 89-163, 38 figures, 7 tables.
page(s): 160 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Editor's comment Nomen nudum. Grube (1878:106) further described only his recombined Leocrates cupreus (Grube, 1867), and did not describe a subspecies, L. cupreus iridis. The "subspecies" variant of the name, rather than the correct L. cupreus, appears in the catalogue of Hartman (1959:187) and is repeated in Pettibone (1970) and Pleijel (1998:160), but there is no such taxon. The misinterpretation, origin unknown, is of the parenthetical note after the heading in bold for "Leocrates cupreus" where not in bold Grube has the words "(var. L. lridis)" [see the attached image of Grube's printed page]. It is clear from two mentions in the following Latin text that this is indicating the close similarity of L. cupreus to the preceding species in Grube's monograph, also from Philippines, which Grube had named Leocrates Iris (Latin iris -iridis meaning rainbow). Conclusively for this argument "Leocrates cupreus" is the species name given by Grube in the species list on p.iv of the introduction [G. Read, November 2013] [details]