WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOncaea obscura Farran, 1908

354030  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:354030)

nomen dubium (female description was based on a juvenile stage)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy According to Malt (1982, p. 140) Oncaea...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy According to Malt (1982, p. 140) Oncaea obscura Farran, 1908 is not a valid species, because the description was based on a juvenile stage (Copepodid V). This course of action is accepted here for the description of the female in Farran´s account, which obviously shows the urosome of a male CV stage (his plate X, fig. 23), whereas Farran´s figure of the male (his plate X, fig. 22) clearly shows an adult specimen. As long as no further taxonomic details are available for the species (by re-examination of the type and/or examination of fresh material) the name of Farran´s species is regarded as nomen dubium herein. [details]
Böttger-Schnack, R.; Walter, T. Chad (2010). Oncaea obscura. In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2017). World of Copepods database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=354030 on 2017-12-17

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2008-07-15 14:41:49Z
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2009-03-31 18:21:23Z
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2010-03-06 11:45:13Z
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basis of record Walter, Chad. The world of Copepods. , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/copepoda [details]   

status source Malt, S.J. (1982). Developmental stages of Oncaea media Giesbrecht, 1891 and Oncaea subtilis Giesbrecht, 1892. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Zoology 43(3):129-151, figs. 1-9, tabs. 1-4. (29-ix-1982)
page(s): 140 [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy According to Malt (1982, p. 140) Oncaea obscura Farran, 1908 is not a valid species, because the description was based on a juvenile stage (Copepodid V). This course of action is accepted here for the description of the female in Farran´s account, which obviously shows the urosome of a male CV stage (his plate X, fig. 23), whereas Farran´s figure of the male (his plate X, fig. 22) clearly shows an adult specimen. As long as no further taxonomic details are available for the species (by re-examination of the type and/or examination of fresh material) the name of Farran´s species is regarded as nomen dubium herein. [details]