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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolititapes virgineus (Linnaeus, 1767) sensu auct. 
AphiaID: 507877

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBivalvia (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodonta (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuheterodonta (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVeneroida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVeneroidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVeneridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolititapes (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (misapplication)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolititapes rhomboides (Pennant, 1777)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolititapes Chiamenti, 1900
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTapes virgineus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1767). Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th ed. v. 1 (pt 2): 533-1327, available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83650#5 [details] [full text]

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Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy The name Venus virginea Linnaeus, 1767 was used for a common European species currently known as Polititapes rhomboides (Pennant, 1777), by most British authors in the XIXth century as summarized in Forbes & Hanley (1848: vol. 1, p. 388, pl. 25 fig. 4, 6) and Jeffreys (1864, vol. 2, p. 353-355). Jeffreys explicitly wrote that this was Tapes virgineus “of modern authors”, probably not of Linnaeus. Usage of rhomboides for this species was argumented in Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus (1893: 397-400) and became universal after being adopted in Winckworth’s (1932: 244) list of British molluscs.
Dodge (1952) stated an unmarked specimen of Venus virginea with no proved type status in the Linnean Society, London, which would agree with the specimen figured by Reeve (1864, pl. 4 sp. 17a) as Tapes virginea. Reeve’s figure is clearly the same as Venus rhomboides Pennant, 1777 but this has no bearing on the Linnean species. Conversely there is a lot in University Museum, Uppsala (# 1347-1349) labelled as Venus virginea (Wallin, 2001), accompanied with the so-called "Swartz labels", and which belong to the species currently known as Venerupis geographica (Gmelin, 1791) and Polititapes aureus (Gmelin, 1791).
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Polititapes virgineus
Polititapes virgineus
Polititapes virgineus
Polititapes virgineus
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:507877
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Date   action   by
2010-08-18 08:38:17Z  created  Tran, Bastien
2010-09-15 11:43:10Z  checked  Huber, Markus
2013-12-17 18:28:30Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S.; Huber, M. (2014). Polititapes virgineus (Linnaeus, 1767) sensu auct.. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=507877 on 2014-08-21
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