WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeocrates cupreus iridis [auct.]

341063

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:341063

nomen nudum (lapsus. No such taxon)
Subspecies
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Read, G. (2013). Leocrates cupreus iridis [auct.]. 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=341063 on 2017-11-20

Date
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2008-03-19 16:32:34Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2013-11-08 19:47:35Z
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basis of record Fauchald, K. (2007). World Register of Polychaeta. , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta [details]   

basis of record 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): 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
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor'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 catalogues of Hartman (1959:187) and is repeated in 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 to the preceding species in Grube's monograph, also from Philippines, which Grube had named Leocrates Iris (Latin iris -iridis meaning rainbow). Conclusively "Leocrates cupreus" is the species name given by Grube in the species list on p.iv of the introduction [G. Read, November 2013] [details]