WoRMS taxon details
Slabberia Forbes, 1846
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|Typetaxon|| ||Slabberia halterata Forbes, 1846 (type by monotypy)
|Parent|| ||Corynidae Johnston, 1836|
Dipurena McCrady, 1859|
Systrepha Gistl, 1848
original description: Forbes, E., 1846. On the pulmograde medusae of the British seas. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. 18 : 284-287., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/19556#302 [details]|
status source: Schuchert, P. 2010. The European athecate hydroids and their medusae (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria): Capitata Part 2. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 117: 337-555.
page(s): 514 [details]
from synonym: Bouillon, J.; Boero, F. (2000). Synopsis of the families and genera of the Hydromedusae of the world, with a list of the worldwide species. Thalassia Salent. 24: 47-296 (look up in IMIS) [details] [view taxon]
from synonym: van der Land, J.; Vervoort, W.; Cairns, S.D.; Schuchert, P. (2001). Hydrozoa, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 112-120 (look up in IMIS) [details] [view taxon]
from synonym: Schuchert, P. 2001b. Survey of the family Corynidae (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 108: 739-878.
page(s): 792 [details] [view taxon]
from synonym: Nawrocki, A. M., Schuchert, P., & Cartwright, P. 2010. Phylogenetics and evolution of Capitata (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa), and the systematics of Corynidae. Zoologica Scripta 39(3): 290-304., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.2009.00419.x [details] [view taxon]
| ||Species Slabberia halterata Forbes, 1846|
Species Slabberia simulans (Bouillon, 1965)
Species Slabberia strangulata (McCrady, 1859)
|Environment|| ||marine, |fresh, terrestrial
|Fossil range|| ||recent only|
Status: The genus name Slabberia Forbes, 1846 was widely used until Mayer (1910: 719) noted that the name is a junior homonym of Slabberia Oken, 1815. Oken's work was, however, rejected for nomenclatural purposes (ICZN, 1956: opinion 417). This makes Slabberia Forbes, 1846 a valid name again. Slabberia and Dipurena McCrady, 1859 have unanimously been regarded as synonyms by most taxonomists of the later 20th century. Because Forbes' name is older, Slabberia must be used.|
At first it might appear somewhat inconvenient that the now well known name Dipurena should be replaced by the less nown Slabberia. However, the work of Nawrocki et al.(2010) has shown, that the traditional scope of Dipurena, as defined by their subdivision of the gonad, cannot be upheld and the genus is clearly polyphyletic.
The former Dipurena species not belonging to the Slabberia clade are referred to the genus Stauridiosarsia.
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| || ||Citation: Schuchert, P. (2013). Slabberia Forbes, 1846. In: Schuchert, P. (2013) World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=565147 on 2013-05-23|
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