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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus Huys, 2009 
AphiaID: 549120

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMulticrustacea (Superclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCopepoda (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeocopepoda (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPodoplea (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHarpacticoida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMiraciidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus minutus (Claus, 1863)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMiraciidae Dana, 1846
Source  original description Huys, R. (2009). Unresolved cases of type fixation, synonymy and homonymy in harpacticoid copepod nomenclature (Crustacea: Copepoda). Zootaxa. 2183:1-99., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2009/2/zt02183p099.pdf [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus amblyops (Sars M., 1911)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus angustipes (Gurney, 1927)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus brevis (Sars M., 1909)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus caudaespinosus (Brian, 1927)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus congener (Sars M., 1909)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus demersus (Nicholls, 1939)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus dentiformis (Coull, 1971)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus discrepans (Mielke, 1989)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus elongatus (Itô, 1972)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus gauthieri (Monard, 1936)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus gracilis (Lang, 1936)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus graciloides (Klie, 1950)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus hirtus (Gurney, 1927)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus kawamurai (Ueda & Nagai, 2005)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus lobatus (Hicks, 1971)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus longiarticulatus (Marcus, 1974)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus minutus (Claus, 1863)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus pacificus (Sars M., 1905)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus paracaudaespinosus (Roe, 1958)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus parvus (Sars M., 1906)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus polaris (Sars M., 1909)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus profundus (Becker & Schriever, 1979)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus propinquus (Sars M., 1906)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus sinuatus (Sars M., 1906)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus tainui (Hicks, 1989)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus tenellus (Sars M., 1906)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus tenuiremis (Brady, 1880)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus ultimus (Monard, 1928)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus undosus (Lang, 1965)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus varians (Norman & Scott T., 1905)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus humphriesi (Roe, 1960) (taxon inquirendum)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarsamphiascus monodi (Monard, 1952) Huys, 2009 (taxon inquirendum)
Environment marine
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Sars (1905a: 380) proposed the genus Amphiascus Sars, 1905a to include Dactylopus longirostris Claus, 1863, D. minutus Claus, 1863, D. debilis Giesbrecht, 1881 and a new species Amphiascus pacificus Sars, 1905a. Nicholls (1941b: 69) transferred D. minutus to Amphiascopsis Gurney, 1927 and D. debilis to Amphiascoides Nicholls, 1941b, and he designated D. longirostris as the type species of Amphiascus (on the ground of page precedence in Sars’s (1905a) publication). Lang (1944: 19), who was unaware of Nicholls’s (1941b) subsequent designation, unfortunately also fixed D. longirostris as type of Paramphiascopsis Lang, 1944. The latter therefore becomes a junior objective synonym of Amphiascus Sars, 1905 (ICZN Arts 61.3.3 and 67.11). Other workers have overlooked Nicholls’s type fixation and incorrectly treated D. minutus as the type species (e.g. Marinov & Apostolov 1988: 153). Accepting Nicholls’s (1941b) subsequent designation and Lang’s (1944, 1948) revision of Amphiascus would imply that only the species currently assigned to Paramphiascopsis should be included in Amphiascus. A new generic name is therefore required to receive all “orphaned” species that are currently included in Amphiascus sensu Lang (1944, 1948).
The only genus-group name that has been cited in the literature as a junior subjective synonym of, and potential substitute name for, Amphiascus sensu Lang (1944, 1948) is Mesamphiascus Nicholls, 1941b (Lang 1965: 253). This genus is probably one of the most unnatural ever established in the Miraciidae, to the extent that Nicholls (1941b: 79) himself admitted having difficulties in selecting a type species. His statement that “... perhaps parvus Sars (1906, p. 162, pl. ciii) is suitable, occupying a more or less central position in the genus, and having a fairly wide distribution” does not qualify for an explicit designation that is rigidly construed (ICZN Art. 67.5; see also Vervoort 1964: 191). Consequently, the genus-group name Mesamphiascus is unavailable and therefore cannot enter into the synonymy of Amphiascus. A new genus, Sarsamphiascus gen. nov., is proposed here to accommodate all species previously placed in Amphiascus by Lang (1948) and subsequent authors. Dactylopus minutus Claus, 1863 is formally fixed as the type species. The revised species compositions of Amphiascus and Sarsamphiascus gen. nov., including all new combinations, are given in Table 3. In order to satisfy the provisions of ICZN Art. 13.1 the new genus must be accompanied by (a) a description or definition that states in words characters that are purported to differentiate it, or (b) a bibliographic reference to such a published statement. Reference is made here to Lang’s (1948: 644) generic diagnosis of Amphiascus which is equivalent to the diagnosis of Sarsamphiascus gen. nov. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:549120
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2010-11-29 19:48:03Z  created  Boxshall, Geoff
2014-10-31 19:00:01Z  changed  Walter, T. Chad
  
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  Citation: Walter, T. Chad; Boxshall, G. (2015). Sarsamphiascus Huys, 2009. In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2015). World of Copepods database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=549120 on 2015-08-31
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